| Faza Suraj |
THE Kuala Belait-Seria Municipal Department has urged grocery store entrepreneurs and operators of food premises to pay attention to hygiene and cleanliness for the welfare and safety of the public.
This is according to a press statement released by the department about a joint operation (‘Ops Sergah 01/2015’) that was carried out recently in collaboration with the Belait Health Department.
A grocery store in Seria Town, where some problems were uncovered, has been temporarily closed down after it failed to meet safety and health standards set by the government.
It was reported that the shop in question had shelves display items for sale that were contaminated with rat and cat droppings, expired canned food products, damaged goods and a lot of dust.
Besides cleanliness issues, the store was also found to lack a proper system for the management of stock while the workers have not had medical check-ups.
The shop will only be reopened when cleaning works are completed and given approval by the relevant agencies.