IPOH – As many as 628 food products and drinks worth RM3,445.10 were confiscated under the ‘Ops Cahaya’ operations conducted throughout Perak since Oct 19.
State Public Transport, non-Muslim Affairs, National Integration and New Villages Committee chairman Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon said last month, 747 food products and drinks totaling RM3,038.07 were seized.
“The operations were conducted jointly by the state Health Department, the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism, and the local authorities.
“The operations were carried out in conjunction with Deepavali and aimed at protecting the health and safety of consumers. This is because during the festival season, health and safety issues, especially concerning food products, are often a major issue,” he told reporters after the operations at the Perak Stadium food court today.
In a separate development, Dr Mah said as of September, 7,872 premises had been checked and 79 food outlets ordered closed for not attaining a satisfactory level of cleanliness, while 150 compound notices worth RM42,500 were issued. – BERNAMA