FEHD orders Yau Ma Tei food factory to suspend business for 14 days

     The Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene has ordered a food factory in Yau Ma Tei 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 A on the ground floor at Arthur Commercial Building, 33 Arthur Street, Yau Ma Tei, was ordered to suspend business from today (November 14) to November 27.
     "In August this year, two convictions for the above-mentioned breach were recorded against the shop. A total fine of $8,000 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 licence suspension," a spokesman for the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) said.
     The licensee of the shop had a record of two convictions for storing open food improperly on the premises and extending the business area illegally in October last year and July this year. A total fine of $6,500 was levied and 15 demerit points were also registered. The breaches led to a licence suspension for seven days between September and October this year.
     The spokesman reminded the 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/Saturday, November 14, 2020
Issued at HKT 15:00