MBSA shuts down three dirty eateries

  • Metro News
  • Thursday, 04 Apr 2019

An MBSA health officer taking a photo of the back of an eatery during the raid.

THREE food premises in Section 23, Shah Alam were ordered to close for being dirty following a raid by Shah Alam City Council (MBSA).

The city council health officers who visited 12 food premises, found many eateries operating in an unhealthy condition.

“Many eateries are still not keeping their premises clean,” said MBSA Corporate Communications head Shahrin Ahmad.

He added that most of them did not meet the satisfactory level set by the city council, especially when it came to food preparation, storing of food and ensuring utensils are clean.

MBSA also took note of those who did not clean their toilets regularly.

Several restaurants also had workers without the compulsory anti-typhoid jabs.

Food storage areas were also checked during the raid.
Food storage areas were also checked during the raid.

During the raid, officers also found rat droppings and cockroaches inside cupboards, in storage areas and on the floor.

Shahrin said 15 compounds were issued to the eateries for failing to comply with regulations set by the city council.

For the first three months this year, MBSA closed 26 restaurants.

A total of 117 compounds and 88 notices were issued during the same period.

“We have also confiscated 169 chairs and 55 tables from 60

premises that we visited since January,” he said.

He added that MBSA would continue to conduct such raids regularly to ensure food premises in Shah Alam maintained a high level of cleanliness at all times.

The raids were carried out by MBSA’s health department, enforcement team, solid waste management and cleaning department and the planning department.

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