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Closure order lifted for a restaurant in Central

     The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department today (June 22) lifted the closure order imposed earlier on a restaurant in Central.

     A department spokesman said, "Hei Yuet Restaurant, located at 162 Queen's Road Central, was closed on June 17 following detection of Vibrio cholerae O1 El Tor serotype Ogawa in a water sample collected from its fish tank.

     "The restaurant operator has taken remedial measures, including thorough cleaning and disinfection of the filteration system, and replacing the disinfection system of the fish tank."

     He said, "During our latest inspection, the hygiene conditions of the restaurant were found satisfactory. Together with the satisfactory test result we received today of a follow-up fish tank water sample, we considered that there was no longer an immediate health hazard on the premises.

     "We have also reminded the operator and staff members to observe good personal, environmental and food hygiene while handling food at all times."

     The Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene has therefore decided to rescind the closure order for the restaurant and allow it to resume operation with immediate effect, the spokesman added.

Ends/Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Issued at HKT 21:24


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