69 eateries found with expired licence, one closed in MPSJ operation

  • Metro News
  • Thursday, 28 Jun 2018

You're closed for the day: MPSJ deputy president Mohd Zurkurnain pasting on the closure notice.

AN eatery in the student-populated area of SS 15 in Subang Jaya has been closed down by the Subang Jaya Municipal Council after it was found to be operating with an expired business license, on top of having cockroaches at the drink station. 

The restaurant owner was given notice to clean up within three days, after which a follow-up inspection would be done.

However, even if cleared of hygiene problems, it can only resume business after renewing its business license. 

The council started its routine check at 2pm, and, excluding the above outlet, by 4pm, it had found 68 eateries that had not renewed their business license and had  minor cleanliness issues like leaving food ingredients in the open. 

These eateries were issued compounds and given a notice to renew their license immediately.

MPSJ licensing director Muhammad Azli Miswan said the 68 that did not have a business license were not ordered to close because cleanliness issues were minimal. 

MPSJ deputy president Mohd Zurkurnain Che Ali said the council would inspect a total of 206 eateries in SS 15 today.

"About 80% of the eateries we're inspecting today have a business license, but some of them do not follow the cleanliness guidelines," he said.

"During inspections, we ensure that the place where food is cooked and prepared is clean. And if we find cockroaches, we will order them to close. 

"We want eateries to be have Grade A or B, and, for the well-being of the public, we don't want anymore eateries to use back lanes for washing dishes and such," said Zurkurnain.

He added that so far, the council had inspected 1,400 eateries out of 2,800 with the help of the Petaling District Health Office. 

Eateries were inspected twice a year, he stressed. 

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