18 persons were reported to have gastroenteritis symptoms after consuming food prepared at Al Habib Indian Muslim Food on 23 January 2021. None of them were hospitalised.
A joint inspection by the Ministry of Health and the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) was conducted at the food stall on 26 January 2021. Several hygiene lapses were identified during the inspection and SFA is taking enforcement action against the licensee for these lapses.
SFA has adjusted the restaurant’s food hygiene grade from “B” to “C” with effect from 30 July 2021, to be reviewed in 12 months. The premises will also be kept under surveillance.
Food operators are reminded to adhere to good food hygiene and safety processes. Good hygiene practices such as the washing of hands before handling food can greatly reduce the incidence of gastroenteritis when adopted by all key stakeholders, including the industry and public.
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