NEA investigating sale of meat strips and meat dried in front of air-con compressors

NEA investigating sale of meat strips and meat dried in front of air-con compressors

Block 1 Beach Road where meat strips were found
Screengrab from Google Maps showing the exterior of Block 1 Beach Road. 

SINGAPORE: Following feedback that meat was being dried out in the open at housing blocks along Beach Road, the National Environment Agency (NEA) has since found three shops nearby selling meat strips not prepared in licensed premises, the agency said in a Facebook post on Friday (Dec 14).

The agency said it was investigating feedback that meat was being dried in front of air-conditioning compressors at Block 1 Beach Road and along a corridor at Block 6 Beach Road, as well as the sale of this meat in nearby shops.

"During investigation, we have uncovered three shops selling boxes of unlicensed meat strips, and enforcement action will be taken against the shop operators for selling food not prepared in licensed premises," said NEA in an updated Facebook post. "We are continuing with investigations to determine the source of these meat strips."

It is an offence to prepare food from any unlicensed food premises, said the agency, adding that it would not hesitate to take enforcement action against anyone found violating food hygiene regulations. 

The agency also warned members of the public not to buy food "prepared under poor hygiene conditions".

Source: CNA/nc(hm)

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