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FEHD orders Wan Chai food factory to suspend business for 14 days
     The Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene has ordered a food factory in Wan Chai to suspend business for 14 days as the operator repeatedly breached the Food Business Regulation (FBR) by storing and preparing food in open space.
     The premises, located at shop 5 on the ground floor of 1-5 Wun Sha Street, was ordered to suspend business from today (August 18) to August 31.
     "In March and June this year, two convictions for the above-mentioned breaches were recorded against the food establishment. A total fine of $6,200 was levied by the court and 15 demerit points were registered against the licensee under the department's demerit points system. The contraventions resulted in the 14-day business suspension," a spokesman for the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) said.
     The licensee of the food premises had a record of two convictions for conducting scullery activities at a side lane and extending the food business area illegally in January and September last year respectively. A total fine of $5,500 was levied and 15 demerit points were registered. The breaches led to business suspension for seven days in November last year.
     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, at a conspicuous place near the main entrance, indicating that the premises have been licensed. A list of licensed food premises is available on the FEHD's website (www.fehd.gov.hk/english/licensing/index.html).
Ends/Thursday, August 18, 2016
Issued at HKT 15:00
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