FEHD orders Mong Kok light refreshment restaurant to suspend business for three weeks

     The Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene has ordered a light refreshment restaurant in Mong Kok to suspend business for 21 days, as the operator repeatedly breached the Food Business Regulation (FBR) by illegally extending the food business area.

     The food premises, located on the ground floor at 6A Nelson Street, was ordered to suspend business from today (September 24) to October 14.

     "Four convictions for the breach were recorded against the food establishment last month," a spokesman for the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) said.

     "A total fine of $5,800 was levied by the court and 90 demerit points were registered against the licensee under the department's demerit points system. The contraventions resulted in seven-day and 14-day business suspensions running consecutively," he added.

     The spokesman reminded licensees of food premises to comply with the FBR, or their licences could be suspended or cancelled.

     Licensed food premises are required to exhibit a sign indicating that the premises have been licensed at a conspicuous place near the main entrance. A list of licensed food premises is available on the FEHD's website (www.fehd.gov.hk/english/licensing/licence-type.html).

Ends/Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Issued at HKT 15:15