Penang: Three dirty restaurants in Penang have been ordered to close down during a spot check conducted by the Penang Island City Council’s (MBPP) Licensing Division yesterday.
Their food premises were found full of rats and cockroaches.
Environmental health officer, M. Bawani said out of six premises inspected three of them were ordered to close for 14 days.
“We have implemented the closure procedures of the premises involved.
“The premises were ordered to close due to the presence of rats, cockroaches, and carcasses at the food premises and there was cross-contamination,” Bawani told reporters after inspecting few eateries today.
According to national news agency Bernama, since Nov 1 last year, eight operations had been carried out by MBPP involving 28 premises and of the total, 21 food premises had been ordered to close and 33 compounds amounting to RM2,500 were issued.