SINGAPORE - The Burger & Lobster outlet in Jewel Changi Airport has been suspended from Monday (May 16) till further notice, after 17 people who consumed food prepared by the restaurant experienced gastroenteritis.
The Ministry of Health and the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) said in a statement on Monday evening that they are investigating the incidents of gastroenteritis affecting the 17 patrons, who consumed food prepared by the restaurant between May 7 and 15.
Four people were hospitalised. One person has since been discharged, and the other three cases are currently stable.
The remaining cases either sought outpatient treatment, self-medicated or recovered without treatment.
In view of the suspected ongoing transmission, SFA has suspended the restaurant’s operations until further notice.
All food handlers working in the premises are required to re-attend and pass the Food Safety Course Level 1 and test negative for foodborne pathogens, before they can resume work as food handlers, said SFA.
The appointed food hygiene officer working at the premises must re-attend and pass the WSQ Conduct Food and Beverage Hygiene Audit course before resuming work.
The licensee is also required to clean and sanitise the premises, including equipment and utensils, and dispose all ready-to-eat food and perishable food items, it added.
The Straits Times has contacted Burger & Lobster for comment.