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Raj's Banana Leaf workers undergo food handling course


Raj's workers attending a food handling course at its Bangsar branch which was shut down by the authorities last week. — RAJA FAISAL HISHAN/The Star

Raj's workers attending a food handling course at its Bangsar branch which was shut down by the authorities last week. — RAJA FAISAL HISHAN/The Star

WORKERS of Raj’s Banana Leaf restaurant in Bangsar were given a food handling course after the eatery was shut down by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).

The action came after a video went viral, showing the workers washing dishes in a puddle of murky water on the road, and sparked public uproar.

A check by StarMetro showed that the restaurant on Jalan Telawi remained closed but a group of workers were seen attending food handling courses inside the shop.

A DBKL Health and Environment Department officer was also seen at the restaurant taking photographs while the workshop was going on.

“The course is being conducted by Malaysian Association of Environmental Health and 30 workers attended the course.

“It is the last measure the restaurant management has to undertake before we carry out another inspection soon,” the officer said.

“I was told by the restaurant manager that the workers had also been given typhoid jabs,” he added.

He was also seen taking pictures of the restaurant’s interior and the back lane.

“I am also here to check on the upgrading work of the exhaust ventilation system, sink, grease trap and backlane,” he said.

At the premises, work to upgrade the exhaust ventilation and cover the pothole on the backlane was being carried out.

When contacted, DBKL socioeconomic development executive director Datuk Ibrahim Yusoff said the restaurant’s licence might be revoked if the rectification work to improve hygiene and cleanliness was not satisfactory.

“We need to wait for the results of the inspection from our Health and Environment Department.

“They have to comply with all the requirements, failing which their licence might be revoked,” he said.

   

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