345 persons were reported to have developed gastroenteritis symptoms after consuming food prepared by Rasel Catering Singapore Pte Ltdbetween 8 and 16 November 2022. None of them were hospitalised.
A joint investigation by the Ministry of Health and the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) was conducted following the incident. Several hygiene lapses were identified during the inspections of the food shop on 10 and 18 November 2022, and SFA will be taking enforcement actions against the licensee for these lapses.
SFA has adjusted the food shop’s food hygiene grade from “A” to “C” with effect from 17 March 2023, 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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