A restaurant in Kota Tinggi, Johor was ordered to close for two weeks by the Johor health authorities after a video of its unsanitary kitchen practices went viral on social media.
The restaurant is located in Heritage Mall in Kota Tinggi and it is operated by foreigners.
According to Malay Mail, Johor Health and Unity Committee chairman Ling Tian Soon said the district health office’s investigation found that the restaurant did not have the required certification for food handling.
The health officers inspected the restaurant at 11.45 am on Friday (16 December).
Ling said the restaurant was ordered to close after the health officers found 10 offences related to unsanitary conditions and potential cross contamination points.
“The premises were rented to foreigners, where all four food handlers did not have their training certificates and one of them did not have the required typhoid vaccination,” he said.
“The closure order was given under Section 12 of the Food Act 1983, as well as a cleaning order under Section 10(1) of the same Act.”
“A compound notice was also issued to the premise owner for failing to ensure that the restaurant is in a clean condition under Regulation 11(1), read together with Regulation 15(1) for not registering the premises under the Food Hygiene Regulations 2009,” he said.
Earlier, a video showing a child urinating in the food preparation area in a restaurant’s kitchen area went viral on social media, causing outrage among the public for its unsanitary kitchen practices.
In the video, the worker was seen ‘managing’ her son while she was cooking.
Watch the video here: