Food stall in NTU's North Spine Food Court suspended 2 weeks for rodent, cockroach infestation

A food stall in Nanyang Technological University's North Spine Food Court, pictured here in 2014, has had its licence suspended after rodents and cockroaches were found on its premises.
A food stall in Nanyang Technological University's North Spine Food Court, pictured here in 2014, has had its licence suspended after rodents and cockroaches were found on its premises.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/NTUSU

SINGAPORE - A food stall in Nanyang Technological University has had its licence suspended, and it was also fined, after rodents and cockroaches were found on its premises.

In a suspension notice on its website on Wednesday (May 30), the National Environment Agency said food stall No. 4 at 76 Nanyang Drive, #02-01A, Block N2.1 at the university has accumulated 12 demerit points over the last 12 months.

The demerit points were for two offences: failing to keep its premises free of rodent and cockroach infestation, said the NEA on its website.

The international food stall, one of 19 within NTU's North Spine Food Court, will be suspended for two weeks from Wednesday (May 30) to June 12.

The stall was also fined $800 for the offences.

All food handlers at the stall will also be required to attend and pass the NEA's basic food hygiene course again, before they can resume work as food handlers.

"NEA takes a serious view of these offences and would like to remind food operators to observe good food and personal hygiene practices at all times, and to engage only registered food handlers," the statement said.

 

The agency added it will not hesitate to take firm action against anyone found to be in violation of the Environmental Public Health Act.

In response to queries from The Straits Times, Select Group, which manages the food court, said it takes a "serious view" of the suspension. 

"We will reinforce cleanliness standards in the canteen, and ensure that the stall takes appropriate remedial action immediately," added the spokesman for the Select Group.