FEHD orders Mong Kok light refreshment restaurant to suspend business for 14 days

     The Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene has ordered a light refreshment restaurant in Mong Kok 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 of Skyline Tower, 14-18 Tong Mi Road, Mong Kok, was ordered to suspend business from today (December 24) to January 6, 2021.
     "In October last year and October this year, two convictions for the above-mentioned breach were recorded against the shop. A total fine of $7,000 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 the same offence in March and June last year. A total fine of $5,500 was levied and 30 demerit points were also registered. The breaches led to a licence suspension for seven days in August last 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/Thursday, December 24, 2020
Issued at HKT 15:30