KLCC denies food court being monitored by Health Ministry


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 21 Oct 2015

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.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

KLCC , Health Ministry , Typhoid

   

Next In Nation

Najib sues former AG Thomas over alleged defamatory statement in his book
Govt to review laws on bankruptcy, says Wan Junaidi
Three-year-old an index case of KL Covid-19 cluster
Health DG: Safe to consume biscuits, acrylamide content below EU benchmark levels
Johor cops nab 13 for illegal moneylending
RM9bil Azerbaijan sale part of efforts to revalue Petronas' assets and businesses, says Tok Pa
National laureate Kemala passes away, aged 80
MyDaftar OKU will help improve existing registration system, says Rina
Single mother fined RM9,000 for neglecting son
Fuel prices Oct 28 – Nov 3: RON97 up 10 sen, RON95, diesel remain unchanged

Others Also Read


Vouchers