PETALING JAYA: Suria KLCC Sdn. Bhd. has denied that its food courts are being monitored by the Health Ministry due to the recent typhoid outbreak.
Its public relations and communications manager, Fartini Zaharuddin said on Wednesday that according to the statement made by the Health Ministry, Suria KLCC was not listed as an affected area.
In a statement released on Monday, Health Ministry director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah had said that there have been 32 cases of typhoid fever recorded by the Kuala Lumpur Health Department since August.
Soon after the announcement was made, messages circulating on social media alleged that the food courts at levels 2 and 4 of KLCC were among the areas that were under inspection for typhoid.
The messages on social media urged people to stay away from the area.
“Our food operators adhere to our stringent International food quality and safety standards, and are in compliance with the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) system,” she said.
She also added that Suria KLCC places high priority on the safety and well being of its visitors, customers, retail partners and employees.
Earlier, Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said that the Kuala Lumpur City Hall would cooperate with the Health Ministry to monitor and find a solution to the problem.
He also said that he had made a request for the ministry's licensing division to meet with food operators and conduct random spot-checks on cleanliness and the hiring of foreigners in the kitchen.
Typhoid fever is caused by the bacteria Salmonella typhi and is spread by eating food or water contaminated with excreta from an infected person. Symptoms include abdominal pain, fever, headache and fatigue.