Five Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) officers from the Department of Health and Environmental raided the premise on Wednesday, 24 June. <small> Cover image via Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur/Facebook <span></span> </small>
The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has issued a closure order to a noodle processing factory in Segambut for its unsanitary premise
In a Facebook post yesterday, 24 June, DBKL said the department sent five officers to the factory named Yamarico Tea, located on Jalan Segambut Selatan.
The officers found that rats were roaming around the food processing area and their droppings were spotted everywhere.
Upon inspection, the officers also learned that the factory did not appoint a pest control contractor to regularly maintain the premise.
Photos showed black stains all over the floors and walls, and the noodles were placed in the open without any covers
DBKL noted that the toilet is "dirty and smelly" too.
Three foreigners working in the factory were not vaccinated for typhoid and failed to wear an apron or kitchen head cap while handling food.
“The equipment and food processing machinery are dirty and outdated. The location and structure of the premise are not suitable to be a food processing factory,” DBKL said.
A photo showing a huge water tank, believed to be used to wash the noodles, was covered with black stains and had a corroded surface inside.
The shutdown order was made in accordance with Section 11 of the Food Act 1983
The check was conducted by DBKL's Department of Health and Environmental under its food quality unit, reported Sinar Harian.
If there are any complaints regarding hygiene in the city, DBKL reminds that the public can always report via phone call at 1-800-88-3255 or directly to its Department of Health and Environmental.
At the time of writing, the post has garnered over 880 shares, with hundreds of comments expressing their disgust over the factory’s hygiene standard.
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