Health officials shutter Sheung Shui restaurant

A Sheung Shui restaurant has been ordered to close for 14 days by the director of food and environmental hygiene after repeatedly breaching the Food Business Regulation by extending the business area illegally.

The unnamed restaurant, located at Flat E, G/F, Sun Bo Building at San Kan Street, Shek Wu Hui, was ordered to suspend business from August 30 to September 12.

“In December last year and January this year, two convictions for the above-mentioned breach were recorded against the restaurant. A total fine of $20,000 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 restaurant had a record of two convictions for the same offence in June and September last year. A total fine of $20,000 was levied and 30 demerit points were registered. The breaches led to business suspension for seven days in April this 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.

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