Authorities have closed Chutney Mary’s Changi Airport Terminal 2 restaurant for two weeks after finding it had sold unclean food.
Posting a suspension notice on its website, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said the restaurant, Chutney Mary Indian Fast Food at the terminal’s viewing mall, had accumulated 12 demerit points over the past 12 months for failing to register an assistant and for selling unclean food.
As well as having its licence suspended, the restaurant was fined S$800 (US$560) for the offences.
Food licensees who accumulate 12 or more demerit points during a 12-month period may have their licence suspended for either two or four weeks, or revoked, says the NEA. All food handlers working at premises that have been suspended must also attend and pass the Basic Food Hygiene Course again before they can resume work.
Four other food establishments in Singapore have also received suspension notices for failing to register shop assistants and failing to keep their premises free of cockroach infestations. Censured were Foodstall No 18 at the Kopitiam at Jurong Point Shopping Centre, Foodstall No 2 at 536A Upper Serangoon Road; Ambeng Cafe by Ummi Abdullah at Simpang Bedok; and Foodstall No 2 at Blk 866A Tampines Street 83, Tampines Central Community Complex.
All four received two weeks’ suspension and an $800 fine.