Impact of Poor Pest Control
Did you know that poor pest control can cause you your business in Singapore. Today we are going to share with you some examples on what poor pest control in Singapore can do your business.
Old Hong Kong Kitchen
Old Hong Kong Kitchen had its license suspended for 2 weeks and was fined with S$800. After not just one but two instances of cockroach infestation over the last 12 months back in 2018. The restaurant was also slapped with 12 demerit points. Under the NEA guidelines, a food shop license who accumulates 12 or more demerit points over a 12 month period may have their licence suspended for a period of either 2 or 4 weeks, or could even get their licence cancelled. All suspended food handlers working in the premises must retake and pass the Basic Food Hygiene Course again in order to resume their work as food handlers. Sunhuan Construction
Sunhuan Construction was fined $322,000 for mosquito breeding, rat infestation and construction noise offences. After a Series of inspection, it turned out that 5 of the firm construction sites were mosquito breeding grounds. Just when you think that things could not get any worse, guess what, it did! Traces of rat droppings were found at 1 of the sites. 4 of the other firm’s construction sites were called to a halt as they were issued with a stop to work orders, due to poor work conditions.
The company had to face 13 charges under the Control of Vectors and Pesticides Act and 3 other charges under the Environmental Protection and Management Act.
Plaza Singapura’s Toast Box
Plaza Singapura’s Toast Box was suspended for 2 weeks for rodent and cockroach infestation and was slapped with a fine of S$800 back in May 2018. The management had to close their store and start ramping up its cleanliness standards. The store had accumulated 12 demerit points over the 12 months for failing to keep its licensed premises free of rodent and cockroach infestation. Therefore, Plaza Singapura’s Toast Box was suspended and had to attend and pass the Basic Food Hygiene Course again. Toast Box at the same time took the opportunity to rectify the problem and had called in pest control and sanitising the entire outlet and at the same time the outlet took the time and closed the store for renovation in order to rectify the situation.
Obayed Holdings’ Central Kitchen
Back in 2019 December, the central kitchen operator was fined $6000 for failing to ensure that its premises were properly kept clean and maintained. A widespread cockroach infestation on the premises, structural damages such as cracked floor tiles in the cooking room as well as bad housekeeping which resulted in the presence of houseflies and ants in the cutting room. Dead cockroaches were also found in pots and cockroach eggs on a stove were also found by food safety inspectors.
After seeing these four different cases of poor pest control in Singapore, we say there are some similarities between these cases. The lack of cleanliness is mainly the issue among these problems.
If you have a pest problem always remember to keep your place clean and if you spot any forms of an infestation call pests control services immediately. After seeing four different cases of poor pests control in Singapore what are your thoughts?
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