Located on Jalan Transfer, Penang’s popular roti canai stall has been ordered to close for two weeks after it failed during hygiene checks.
In a notice, the Food Safety and Quality Department from the Northeast District Health Office stated that the closure order, issued in accordance with Section 11 of the Food Act 1983, was effective from January 2 until January 16.
According to checks on the premises, the owner was issued an RM500 compound for failing to send its workers for food-handling courses.
The department also stated that the premises’ hygiene standards were unsatisfactory and not up to par, plus faecal matter was found on chicken eggs.
The department conducted the checks at 11am when the outlet was full of customers.
The department conducted the checks at 11 am when the stall was packed with customers, but even with the presence of health authorities, customers were seen unbothered by the hygiene issues, and a long queue was still can be seen.
A drinks stall situated next to the roti canai outlet was also fined RM500 after traces of cross-contamination were found in its ice storage unit.
The stall owner, Shahjahan Abdul Hamid, said he accepted the 14 days closure order and apologised to the customers.
“My former workers have all returned to India. It’s this current batch of workers that I’m having a slight problem with,” he said.
He also shared they would use the closure order period to clean up the shop.
Source: New Straits Times