The National Environment Agency (NEA) has announced that it will be suspending the licence of Jack's Place due to cockroach infestation for two weeks from 3 May to 16 May 2017.
According to the agency, the food shop, which is located at 60 Paya Lebar Road, #B1-15, Paya Lebar Square, Singapore 409051, is suspended under the Points Demerit System.
NEA stated that the licensee has accumulated 12 demerit points over the last 12 months and fined a total of $800 for the offences.
The agency stated that depending on his past record, a licensee who accumulates 12 or more demerit points during a 12-month period may have his licence suspended for a period of either two or four weeks, or revoked.
"All food handlers working in the suspended premises would also be required to attend and pass the Basic Food Hygiene Course again before they can resume work as food handlers," it said.
There were no comments from Jack's Place regarding this matter.
NEA stressed that it takes a serious view of these offences and would like to remind food operators to observe good food and personal hygiene practices at all times and to engage only registered food handlers and will not hesitate to take firm action against anyone found to be in violation of the Environmental Public Health Act.
In the interest of maintaining a high standard of food hygiene at all eating establishments, the agency also advises members of the public who come across poor hygiene practices in food establishments not to patronise such outlets but to call our 24-hour NEA Contact Centre at 1800 - CALL NEA (1800 - 2255632) with details for follow-up investigations.