Singapore suspends 2 food caterers after 39 cases of gastroenteritis

Staff Writer, Singapore
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SINGAPORE — The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has suspended the licences of two caterers, Mum’s Kitchen Catering and Cherish Delights, after 39 people suffered gastroenteritis after consuming food prepared by them in two separate incidents.

In a media release on Wednesday (11 September), SFA said three of the victims were hospitalised, of whom two have been discharged. The remaining hospitalised patient is in stable condition.

Both caterers’ kitchens are located in the Shimei East Kitchen industrial complex in Bedok.

All food handlers working in the suspended premises are required to re-attend and pass a Basic Food Hygiene Course, before they can resume work as food handlers. Food hygiene officers appointed by the two caterers are also required to re-attend and pass the Food Hygiene Officer Course before they can resume work.

The suspended premises are also required to clean and sanitise the premises, including equipment and utensils.

SFA advises members of the public who come across poor hygiene practices in food establishments not to patronise such outlets, and to call SFA’s contact centre at 6805-2871 with details for SFA to follow up on in investigations.

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