fbpx
Connect with us

News

Flies, Dogs, Rat Feces & Dead Cat Carcass Found At Penang ‘Foo Chuk’ Factory

Published

Foochuk
Source: Berita Kini & Astro Awani

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

A ‘foo chuk’ factory operating illegally at Sungai Jawi, Penang was raided by Health Department investigators who were appalled at the condition of the factory.

During the raid on 18 February, they found the place swarming with flies, dogs roaming the area, rat feces and even the carcass of a dead kitten lying several metres from where the workers prepared the food for drying, reported Astro Awani.

61613645372 Bangkaikucing

Penang Health Department environmental health, food safety and quality officer Mohd Wazir Khalid asked one of the workers why the carcass wasn’t discarded, to which she responded that “the kitten just died there” and that they were “too busy to remove it”, according to The Star.

He added that investigators were surveying the factory for about a month before taking action.

“We found the factory, comprising four buildings, managed to avoid local authority action and had been operating for about 40 years, with the latest building erected eight years ago,” he said.

“The land it is on is zoned as agricultural land under a temporary occupation licence, and it does not have a food factory permit.”

“The swarm of flies is due to chicken farms being nearby. They use wooden planks as dividers in the processing trays for soy milk, and this can lead to bacterial growth and the presence of wood splinters in the ‘foo chuk’.

Fucuk Guru 6 Kilang Foo Chuk Penuh Dengan Lalat Dengan Kucing Yang Mati

Berita Harian reported that the premises were found to be built on a former pigsty, thus causing the area to be infested with flies and dead flies in the food processing equipment.

A check on the four premises found that the owners and workers neglected personal hygiene when handling the ‘foo chuk’ products, such as not wearing aprons, hats, or gloves. Some of the workers even used machines that were muddy.

Whatsapp Image 2021 02 18 At 2.41.08 Pm E1613632797164

Additionally, the ‘foo chuk’ products from four different brands were found without a halal logo on the packaging.

“The products are sold in local markets and sent to neighbouring states,” Mohd Wazir said.

He added that the owners of the premises involved were issued five compounds in accordance with Regulation 32 of the Food Act 1983, amounting to RM8,500.

“Follow-up checks will be conducted within three weeks, and if conditions do not improve, we will issue them a notice to close under Section 11 of Food Act 1983,” he said.

Lalat1 1613637045

“We also give strong warnings and advice to all premises owners to take immediate cleaning action as the ‘foo chuk’ product is not only marketed in grocery stores around Penang but also in Kedah.”

“At the same time, we ask the authorities to monitor such premises that operate without a license and are located in oil palm and poultry areas without permission.”

 

Also read: Flies, Cockroaches & Rat Droppings; Penang Food Factory Closed Due To Filthy Conditions

Fishball2

Source: Astro Awani
Source: Utusan
Source: Berita Kini
Source: Kosmo


Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.



Just In

6C2396Db F476 4326 97D5 8B76Db456877 6C2396Db F476 4326 97D5 8B76Db456877
News7 hours ago

“Global recession likely to happen in 6 months,” Says IMF Chief

According to the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva, she cautions that: “We are unable to...

Collage 13 Collage 13
News9 hours ago

KJ Says The Market Price For RON95 is RM4.52 Per Liter & The Subsidy is to Curb Inflation

Just last night (July 6), the Ministry of Finance announced the latest fuel pricings , effective July 7 till July...

76Affc14 B10C 4D4C 8977 57A65Ba33B9D 76Affc14 B10C 4D4C 8977 57A65Ba33B9D
News12 hours ago

WATCH: Lorry Crashes Into Several Cars At Johor-Singapore Causeway Causing Massive Pileup

A Facebook netizen recently shared two videos of an accident that has occurred at the highway leading to Woodlands checkpoint....

2De38142 A33F 4A18 8C4B 917526027A12 2De38142 A33F 4A18 8C4B 917526027A12
News15 hours ago

JUST IN: Malaysian Man Tested Positive For Monkeypox In Singapore

According to Chanel News Asia, The Ministry of Health in Singapore (MOH) has confirmed that a 45-year-old Malaysian man residing...

Collage Baby Collage Baby
News1 day ago

Baby Born To Brother & Sister Parents Dies Just Hours After Birth Due To Severe Genetic Defects

The birth of a baby is supposed to be a celebration, but sometimes, tragedy strikes, and the event becomes a...

My Post 2022 07 06T150310.133 My Post 2022 07 06T150310.133
News1 day ago

M’sian Singer Escapes Death Penalty As Cannabis Distribution Charges Dropped

Nasyid singer and composer, Muhammad Yasin Sulaiman is feeling thankful after the Magistrate’s Court acquitted him of charges on distributing...

Ft Iv Ft Iv
News1 day ago

Journalists Publicise UMNO Dept Chief Interview After He Denied Him Saying That Najib Should Go To Jail

Recently, in an interview with Asia Times, UMNO Deputy Chief Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan, more popularly known as ”Tok Mat” had...

0B27Ce14 Ff64 448B 873E 168787Fbd445 0B27Ce14 Ff64 448B 873E 168787Fbd445
News2 days ago

Excessive Pesticide Residue Found In Mie Sedaap Noodle Cups Shipment To Taiwan

On July 5, it was reported that customs intercepted shipments containing items from Indonesia and Malaysia in Taiwan. This is because the...

Announcement

Latest Videos



TRENDING TODAY