DBKL closes dirty confectionery in Pudu

The confectionary in Jalan Pudu was found to be infested with rats and their droppings. (Facebook pic)

PETALING JAYA: Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) today shut down a confectionery found to be dirty and unhygienic.

An inspection by DBKL’s health and environment department at the pastry processing plant in Jalan Pudu is said to have found cockroach swarms and rat droppings in the dry food store space.

In a Facebook post today, DBKL also said the confectionery’s floors were dirty and its walls had black stains. The utensils and machines used for food preparation were also found to be dirty.

“Three of their foreign workers were not vaccinated against typhoid and were not wearing hairnets, aprons or shoes when handling the food,” it added.

DBKL said it closed the premises under Section 11 of the Food Act 1983.

In June, DBKL also shut down a yong tau foo factory in Pudu and a noodle-processing factory along Jalan Segambut Selatan for a similar offence.

Meanwhile, Bernama reported that DBKL also closed two eateries and a grocery store in Kepong which were illegally operated by foreigners.

DBKL said that the enforcement action was taken under Section 101(1)(v) of the Local Government Act 1976.

According to the report, when DBKL enforcement officers arrived at the restaurant run by foreigners in Taman Pusat Kepong, all the foreign workers fled. Even the owner was not on the premises.

The other eatery, located near the first, is operated by a Bangladeshi woman. Both these eateries did not have a licence to operate.

DBKL was also said to have closed a grocery store in Vista Mutiara operated by a Bangladeshi.

In a separate statement, DBKL took action against a foreigner who did not possess an identity document and was carrying out business activities without a permit in Wangsa Maju today.

“It is understood that locals charge these foreigners RM1,000 a month to operate their businesses,” the statement said.

Members of the public who have information about foreigners trading without permits are requested to contact DBKL’s call centre at 1-800-88-3255 or the nearest DBKL branch office.