Two companies fined for flouting health standards

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A construction company was fined RM7,000 by the Magistrate's Court here for allowing Aedes mosquito larvae to breed at four spots in the company's premises in November last year.

Magistrate Mohamad FirdausSadina Ali meted out the fine on Putra Perdana Construction Sdn Bhd (PPCSB) after its representative pleaded guilty to the charge.

The company was charged with allowing the Aedes Aegypti larvae to breed at company's construction site at 28 Boulevard, Jalan Perdana 3/10, Pandan Perdana, here, between 11.45 am and 11.56 am, on Nov 23, 2016.

The charge under Section 13(1) of the Destruction of Disease-Bearing Insects Act 1975 (Amendment 2000), punishable under Section 23(a) of the same Act, carries a maximum RM10,000 fine or up to two years imprisonment or both, upon conviction.

According to the facts of the case, during a raid on the premises, a team from the Health Ministry found mosquito breeding spots in the building floors, drainage system, metal form work and drain scupper.

In a separate case, a 'mamak' restaurant management company was fined RM5,000 by the Ampang Magistrate's Court here, for failing to produce a record of training and vaccination certificate of its food handlers.

Magistrate Mohamad FirdausSadina Ali meted out the sentence on Al Fahima Management Sdn Bhd, which manages the ShafaMaju Restaurant, after the company represented by its Indian national director, pleaded guilty.

The company failed to comply with the Food Hygiene Regulations 2009 during an inspection at the ShafaMaju Restaurant located at the Spectrum shopping centre off JalanWawasanAmpang 4/2 in Bandar BaruAmpang here at 12.15pm on March 23, 2016.

The charge framed under Regulation 11(2) of the Food Hygiene Regulations 2009 provides for a maximum fine of RM10,000 or up to two years imprisonment upon conviction.

Earlier, Hulu Langat Health Office prosecuting officerMahfuz Mohamad urged the court to impose a deterrent sentence taking into account the offence of ignoring the safety of customers and the restaurant's cleanliness

(MJN)


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