Many businesses have been affected by the National Environment Agency's (NEA) ban on the serving of raw freshwater fish ("NEA bans serving of raw freshwater fish at all eateries"; Sunday).
These businesses should take some time to learn how restaurants handle food.
Hygiene and food safety are paramount in the food industry.
The ban is a good move by NEA, as these businesses now have time to think about their own practices in order to rectify shortcomings in hygiene standards.
I hope the affected stall vendors, caterers and food suppliers will learn from this experience. This way, I am sure that Singapore's food industry will be even more trusted in time to come.
Low Teng Yang, 13, Secondary 1 student
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