FEHD orders Kwun Tong food factory to suspend business for 14 days

     The Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene has ordered a food factory in Kwun Tong to suspend business for 14 days as the operator repeatedly breached the Food Business Regulation (FBR) by extending the business area illegally.

     The premises, located at shop G5 on the ground floor of Ka Kwai Arcade of Yau Tong Centre at 9-11 Ka Wing Street, Yau Tong, was ordered to suspend business from today (August 30) to September 12.

     "In March and May this year, two convictions for the above-mentioned breach were recorded against the operator of the shop. A total fine of $5,500 was levied by the court and 30 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 the same offence in October last year and February this year. A total fine of $3,000 was levied and 30 demerit points were registered. The breaches led to business suspension for seven days in April this 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 30, 2018
Issued at HKT 15:03