Quarry Bay cafe forced to close
A Quarry Bay cafe has been ordered to cease trading for 14 days after repeated breaches of trading regulations.
The Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene made the order against the unnamed light refreshment restaurant repeatedly breaching the Food Business Regulation (FBR) by extending the food business area illegally.
The premises, located at shop No 32 on the ground floor of Yick Fat Building at 26 Yau Man St, were ordered to suspend business from July 4 to July 17.
“In September last year and April this year, two convictions for the breach were recorded against the food establishment. A total fine of $5400 was levied by the court and 30 demerit points were registered against the licensee under the department’s demerit points system. The contraventions resulted in the 14-day business suspension,” a spokesman for the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) said.
The licensee of the food premises had a record of two convictions for the same offence in March and April last year. A total fine of $4500 was levied and 30 demerit points were registered. The breaches led to business suspension for seven days in June last year.
The spokesman reminded licensees of food premises to comply with the FBR, or their licences could be suspended or cancelled.
Licensed food premises are required to exhibit a sign, at a conspicuous place near the main entrance, indicating that the premises have been licensed. A list of licensed food premises is available on the FEHD’s website.