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FEHD orders two Tai Kok Tsui restaurants to suspend business for two weeks

     The Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene has ordered two restaurants in Tai Kok Tsui, Kowloon to suspend business for 14 days.

     The operators repeatedly breached the Food Business Regulation by illegally extending the food business area.

     The restaurants, "Ice Cafe" and "Supreme Hot-pot", were ordered to suspend business from today (May 22) to June 4.

     "Ice Cafe" is a light refreshment restaurant at Shop 19 on the ground floor of Greenfield Garden at 2-20 Palm Street, while "Supreme Hot-pot" is a general restaurant on the ground floor of Chow Shing Kee Commercial Building at 25 Tong Mi Road.

     "Two convictions on the breach were recorded against each food establishment, in February and March for 'Ice Cafe' and in December last year and this January for 'Supreme Hot-pot'," a spokesman for the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department said.

     "Total fines of $5,000 and $12,500 were levied by the court against the licensee of 'Ice Cafe' and 'Supreme Hot-pot' respectively.

     "A total of 30 demerit points was also registered against each of the licensees under the department's demerit points system. The contraventions resulted in the 14-day business suspension," he added.

     Both licensees of the food premises have a record of two convictions for the same offence last year, when a fine of $3,000 was levied against "Ice Cafe" and $11,000 against "Supreme Hot-pot". A total of 30 demerit points was registered against both food establishments leading to business suspension for seven days last June and September respectively.

     The spokesman reminded licensees of food premises to comply with the Food Business Regulation or their licences could be suspended or cancelled.

Ends/Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Issued at HKT 15:01


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