FEHD orders Yuen Long restaurant to suspend business for 14 days

     The Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene has ordered a restaurant in Yuen Long to suspend business for 14 days as the operator repeatedly breached the Food Business Regulation (FBR) by extending its business area illegally.
     The restaurant, Bum Mei Sin Kitchen, located at Shop 10, 10A, 11, on the ground floor and the outside seating accommodation at shop front, Ho King Building, 10-28 Hop Yick Road, Yuen Long, was ordered to suspend business from today (January 7) to January 20.
     "In June 2019, two convictions for the above-mentioned breach were recorded against the restaurant. A total fine of $17,000 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 restaurant had a record of two convictions for the same offence in January and February 2019. A total fine of $16,500 was levied and 30 demerit points were also registered. The breaches led to a licence suspension for seven days in May in the same 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, January 7, 2021
Issued at HKT 15:00