Eatery in Liang temporarily shut down after hygiene issues discovered

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BELAIT

AN EATERY in Mukim Liang has been temporarily shut down after failing to meet health and safety standards.

The Enforcement Section of the Belait District Office ordered the closure yesterday after an operation found the eatery failing to meet cleanliness standards, with several offences relating to how food was prepared also recorded.

The Belait District Office in a statement said the outlet would remain closed until it is fully cleaned and changes are made to food preparation. This is the third closure effected in Liang in the past three months.

The managing staff of the eatery has also been ordered to attend a talk and take a test by the Department of Health Services to address how health and safety standards can be achieved and maintained.

Last month’s operation took a close look at the cleanliness of cooking utensils as well as kitchen and dining areas in line with regulations under the New Procedures Business Licence Act, Chapter 127, which came into effect on January 1 this year.

Business owners were also advised by inspecting officers to always communicate with the Department of Health on any clarifications or information needed with regards to cleanliness and safety standards.

The District Office added that they would continue to monitor outlets under their jurisdiction from time to time to deter any violations and ensure that the public’s safety remains a priority.

The Brunei Times