1 in every 3 eateries in KB rated Grade ‘A’

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BELAIT

THE number of eateries in Kuala Belait and Seria achieving the ‘A’ grade for cleanliness has increased from 13 to 33 per cent between 2014 and the first phase of 2015.

12 out of 33 restaurants evaluated by the Municipal Board of Kuala Belait and Seria under phase one this year were awarded yesterday with ‘A’ grades in a ceremony at the Taman Persiaran, Kuala Belait.

Another 11 achieved grade ‘B’ while eight achieved ‘C’. Five were not given any grades after failing to meet the standards set.

Acting Chairman of the Kuala Belait and Seri Municipal Board Sarih Tabong said that all those issued certificates, lasting a period of two years, would be monitored from time to time, to ensure they maintain or improve the standard of cleanliness fitting their grade.

“If the hygiene of an eatery's premises is below the necessary standard as evaluated by the Municipal Board and the Department of Health, we will shut them down immediately,” said Sarih.

He explained that hygiene and cleanliness were not only important to prevent customers from falling ill, which would make the restaurants culpable, but also to ensure that the overall environment is clean and pleasant to draw more local and foreign customers in.

Thirty-nine more eateries are scheduled to be evaluated under phase two between this month and August.

All 12 eateries in Kuala Belait receiving the ‘A’ grade yesterday from the Acting Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs Hj Md Sunadi Hj Buntar are: The Coffee Bean & Teaf Leaf, Indah Damai, Sunnybee Bakeshop & Cafe, Serikandi, Charcoal BBQ & Grill, Tez Amore Cafe, Chicken King, Soriso, Zaika, Gulingao, Fiore and Nur Wanita.

The Brunei Times