July 23, 2020

Terrible tempe: Deplorable hygiene conditions discovered in processing factory

KUALA LUMPUR: Dark stains on the wall and raw food ingredients scattered on the floor were among the horrifying finds at a tempe processing factory in Taman Perindustrian IKS, Batu Caves, during an operation conducted by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).

The operation on Tuesday (July 21) also found four foreign workers at the premises who were not vaccinated against typhoid.

“They were also not wearing head coverings, apron and proper shoes while handling the food items,” said DBKL in a statement on its Facebook page.

It added that the food processing equipment were also dirty and in poor condition, while some food items were stored inside paint barrels.

“In light of the findings, a closure notice was issued under Section 11 of Food Act 1983,” said DBKL.

The operation was done by five officers from the DBKL Health and Environmental Department under the food quality unit.

The public are urged to forward information regarding the cleanliness standard of food premises to the hotline 1 800 88 3255 or directly to the DBKL Health and Environmental Department.



Photo and news source: thestar.com.my

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