More eateries complying with hygiene standards

PUTRAJAYA: A total of 43,107 or 94.8% of the 45,467 premises inspected nationwide from January to August this year complied with the hygiene requirements set for food handling, says Lukanisman Awang Sauni.

The Deputy Health Minister said that during the same period, a total of 1,097 eateries were ordered to close for failing to meet the food preparation hygiene standards.

“This means more eateries are complying with the hygiene standards. This also includes food trucks,” he told a press conference after participating in the Apron Walk 2023 here yesterday, Bernama reported.

Lukanisman said a total of 235,245 eateries were inspected nationwide for the period between 2020 and August this year with 4,767 or 2.03% of them ordered to close under Section 11 of the Food Act for unhygienic conditions.

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