Northpoint City’s Eng’s Heritage store suspended its license after 26 people fell ill with gastroenteritis

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SINGAPORE: Eng’s Heritage’s license in Northpoint City has been suspended until further notice due to suspected continued transmission of gastroenteritis, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) and Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday (January 13th). Health (MOH).

Twenty-six people reportedly exhibited symptoms of gastroenteritis after consuming foods prepared by Eng’s Heritage between Jan. 7 and Jan. 9, according to the joint press release.

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Five people are currently hospitalized and in stable condition, and an additional case has already emerged.

“All food handlers working in the suspended premises are required to complete and pass the basic food hygiene course before they can resume work as food handlers,” said the Ministry of Health and the SFA.

Appointed food hygiene officers working in the company are also required to complete and pass the Food Hygiene Officer course before they can return to work as officers.

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Eng’s Heritage is also responsible for cleaning and disinfecting the premises, including equipment and utensils.

“Food safety is a joint responsibility. The SFA wishes to remind food operators to respect good food and personal hygiene practices at all times,” the statement said.

The SFA added that it would not hesitate to take firm action against anyone found to be in violation of the environmental public health law.

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