The Singapore Food Agency (SFA), which sold foods that were “unclean or contained foreign matter,” over a period of two separate incidents, suspended a KFC outlet license on 2 weeks from Tuesday 6 April.
One of the incidents was that a customer found a screw for the breakfast in the porridge.
Due to offenses committed, 12 demerit points accumulated in the Punggol outlet – located at Oasis Terraces – over a 12 month period. The outlet was fined at $800 above the suspension.
“Based on track records, a licensee who accumulates 12 or more demerit points over a 12-month span can have their license suspended for two or four weeks, or cancelled,” SFA said in a statement on its website.
Both food handlers working in the suspended premises will be expected to retake and pass the Food Safety Course Level 1 before they can resume work, according to the release.
The agency said: “SFA takes a serious view of these offences and would like to remind food operators to observe good food and personal hygiene practices at all times, and to engage only registered food handlers.”
“SFA will not hesitate to take firm action against anyone found to be in violation of the Environmental Public Health Act.”
SFA has also advised members of the public to report on and stop sponsoring food establishments with poor hygiene procedures.