The number of eateries suspended because of food hygiene lapses more than doubled over three years, jumping from 62 in 2013 to 132 last year.
In light of some popular F&B outlets' suspensions making the news this month, like Nakhon Kitchen at Holland Village, a foodcourt on Upper Serangoon Road famous for Punggol Nasi Lemak and a nonya kueh stall at Kim San Leng Food Centre, we thought a cheat sheet of common offences would be handy.
By no means exhaustive, these are just some of the more common offences that lead to suspensions – so you and your staff can be more vigilant!
Suspensions for restaurants, cafes and stalls are for either 2 or 4 weeks, whereas the main operator of a coffeeshop, food court or canteen can be suspended for up to 3 days. When the suspension takes place, all the individual stalls within the food establishment will also have to close.
The suspension will take effect if NEA does not receive any appeal from the licensee after 14 days of the notification.