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Council to take action against errant food outlets
Tarikh : 29 Mar 2018  Sumber Berita: The Star Online
 


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Tiong (right) presenting a bank premium certificate to a staff who retired while SMC deputy chairman Rogayah Jamain looks on before the full board meeting.

Tiong (right) presenting a bank premium certificate to a staff who retired while SMC deputy chairman Rogayah Jamain looks on before the full board meeting.

SIBU: Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) will take stern action against food outlets operating without a licence, says its chairman Datuk Tiong Thai King.

Speaking at the council full board meeting yesterday, Tiong added they must have a valid licence to conduct their business.

“Apart from a trade licence obtained from the District Office, food outlets must obtain separate licences from the council before starting operations,” he said.

Tiong pointed out that the council had previously compounded unlicensed food outlets but some are still operating.

The next course of action, he said, would be to close them down.

There are also some who had obtained a trading licence but failed to renew them as required under the Miscellaneous Occupation By-Law 2015.

Tiong added that licences which have not been renewed will be deemed to have lapsed after 42 days.

Separately, he reminded food outlets to maintain a high level of cleanliness and hygiene.

Common complaints include washing at the back lane or on the road, dirty toilets, unhygienic handling of food and even allowing dogs on the premises.

Tiong appealed to the Sibu Restaurants and Coffeeshops Owners Association to assist the council in educating their members.

Meanwhile, an operation will be conducted by Sibu Rural District Council (SRDC) next month to remove poultry cages erected at the front and back lane of houses in SibuJaya.

SRDC chairman Sempurai Petrus Ngelai said the operation under the Cleanliness By Law and Local Authority Ordinance will be jointly conducted between SRDC’s enforcement unit, public health section and the SibuJaya police.

The council had issued a final reminder to house owners to stop rearing poultry including roosters for cockfighting.

“The council will not compromise and take action against those rearing livestock,” he said.

Sempurai also urged residents experiencing foul smell and flies due to poultry rearing by their neighbours to file a complaint with the council for action.

On the rabies vaccination exercise, he said they will focus their efforts on areas with a large number of stray dogs.

Sempurai said its public health staff had been working tirelessly in the last two months to catch and vaccinate dogs to ensure all areas are rabies-free.