FEHD cancels licence of restaurant in Yuen Long

     The Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene today (January 17) cancelled the licence of a restaurant in Yuen Long, as the operator repeatedly breached the Food Business Regulation (FBR) by extending the business area illegally and failing to keep the food room clean.
     The restaurant is located at Shop 15, with outside seating accommodation at the shop front and at the side of Shop 15, Ground Floor, Champion Building, 70 Fung Cheung Road, Yuen Long.
     "Last October, four convictions for the above-mentioned breaches were recorded against the restaurant. A total fine of $14,500 was levied by the court and 45 demerit points were registered against the licensee under the department's demerit points system. The contraventions resulted in the cancellation of the licence," a spokesman for the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) said.
     The licensee of the restaurant had a record of two convictions during last May for extending the business area illegally. A total fine of $6,000 was levied and 30 demerit points were also registered. The breaches led to a licence suspension for seven days last August.
     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/licence-foodPremises-rest.html).

Ends/Monday, January 17, 2022
Issued at HKT 15:00