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Soy Sauce, Tamarind Factories In Ipoh Ordered To Close For 14 Days

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IPOH – Two food processing factories here have been ordered to close for 14 days from today and imposed a RM250 compound each in a ‘Hou’ operation for failing to abide by hygiene regulations.

Health, Public Transport, Non-Muslim Affairs, National Integration and New Village Committee chairman Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon said the two factories were located in Taman Rishah and Taman Pertama respectively.

“There were bits of newspapers and strings in the tamarind that had been processed aside from the poor lighting, while the workers did not wear aprons or cover their hair.

“The cleanliness of the container used to ferment the soya beans to make the soy sauce was not satisfactory and there were traces of rat faeces near the container,” he told reporters after the Hou operation, today.

He said the operation in conjunction with Chinese New Year was led by the state Health Department with the cooperation of the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry, Ipoh City Council and Perak Islamic Religious Department.

Mah said 13,068 food premises were inspected last year, compared to 10,640 in 2014. – BERNAMA

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