Coffee shop at Blk 503 Jurong West suspended for a day due to poor toilet hygiene

The National Environment Agency (NEA) has suspended the license of the coffee shop at Blk 503 Jurong West Avenue 1. The coffee shop was found to have violated several health violations related to its toilet facilities, NEA said in a press statement.

The eating house, together with all of its food stalls, will be required to cease operations for a day on 17 March, 2017.

Photo courtesy: Google Maps
Photo courtesy: Google Maps

The main operator of the coffee shop has accumulated 14 demerit points over the last 12 months for failing to maintain sanitary fittings in good condition and repair. The operator also failed to provide hand soap in the toilet.

NEA had also imposed S$1,000 fine on the main operator.

“NEA takes a serious view of these offences and would like to remind food operators to observe good food and personal hygiene practices at all times... NEA will not hesitate to take firm action against anyone found to be in violation of the Environmental Public Health Act,” NEA said in the suspension notice.

Kareyst Lin
Kareyst Lin – Senior Correspondent

Kareyst has experience in writing about B2B technology for Computerworld Singapore, MIS Asia and CIO Asia; and on government technology for GCIO Asia. Her pet areas are artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and smart cities - these are fueled by her obsession with sci-fi movies and philosophy of mind. An active Yoga practitioner and cat lover, with a background in Indian philosophy, subaltern and diaspora studies.


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