TO CLAMP down on dirty restaurants, Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) carried out a joint operation with its relevant departments on 23 eateries in the Sunway Metro commercial area.
The inspections were done in Jalan PJS 11/28A and Jalan PJS 11/28B by officers from MPSJ’s building, health, enforcement and licensing departments.
One dirty eatery was ordered to shut down for 14 days for violating the Food Establishment Licensing By-Laws (MPSJ) 2007.
MPSJ Corporate and Strategic Management Department deputy director Azfarizal Abdul Rashid said cockroach infestation was found on the premises and the owner did not adhere to proper food handling standard operation procedures.
“The operation was done to compel restaurant owners to abide by the existing laws.
“We hope to improve cleanliness and raise civic consciousness among business owners and traders here, and to turn the backlanes into safe and attractive spaces for people to walk along, ” he said, adding that enforcement efforts would continue.
Out of the 23 eateries, he added, three were found to be operating without a licence.
Azfarizal said the restaurant operators were advised to follow the rules to avoid similar issues from happening again.
“The back lanes are often misused for illegal renovations and waste dumping resulting in clogged drains and unsanitary conditions, ” he said.
Six eateries under the Food Premises category received Grade A, nine received Grade B, one received Grade C and one received Grade D. Under the Provisions category, four premises received Grade A while two received Grade B.
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