Stiffer penalties for offences
Mon, Mar 08, 2010
The Straits Times

ERRANT food handlers face stiffer penalties for hygiene offences from April 1.

The National Environment Agency will raise the minimum composition sum for food hygiene offences from $100 to between $200 and $400, depending on the severity, said Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Yaacob Ibrahim in Parliament on Monday.

Licensees of food establishments who chalk up 12 or more demerit points within a year for public health lapses, will have their licences suspended or revoked.

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