A Singapore company fined $6,000 for illegally operating meat and seafood cold storage stores
By: Date: 2021-03-25 Categories: Internationalfood Tags: ,
  Food Partner Network News On March 24, 2021, the Food Authority of Singapore announced that Shiawase (S) Pte Ltd was fined US$6,000 for illegally operating meat and seafood cold storage stores.

   In October 2020, officials of the Singapore Food Authority (SFA) inspected Shiawase (S) Pte Ltd’s licensed food processing facility and found that the company was storing meat in a nearby unit that was not licensed to serve as a cold storage facility. Category and seafood products. These products were confiscated by the State Food and Drug Administration.
   In another inspection in February 2021, SFA officials found that Shiawase (S) Pte Ltd continued to store additional meat and seafood products in unlicensed cold storage. During the two inspections, a total of about 1,800 kilograms of meat and seafood products (such as chicken, beef, fish, and shrimp) were seized.
   The Food Authority of Singapore stated that illegal storage of meat/seafood in unauthorized locations will bring food safety risks. All meat/seafood storage facilities must be licensed and meet the requirements of the Food Authority and food safety standards. Once convicted of illegally storing meat/seafood products, offenders can be fined up to $10,000 or imprisoned for up to one year.