PETALING JAYA: Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has ordered 16 eateries to shut down due to poor levels of hygiene.
In a Facebook post today, DBKL said 60 compound notices were issued concerning the licensing of the premises, four for violating food hawker and stall regulations, and one each under the Street, Drainage and Building Act 1974 and Local Government Act 1976.
The inspections were conducted on Wednesday.
DBKL said the offences included placing tables and chairs on pedestrian footpaths, dirty kitchen walls, signs of rat and cockroach faeces in the kitchen area, washing dishes behind the premises and failure to display a valid business licence.
The eateries were located at Jalan Sri Bintang, Taman Salak Selatan, Jalan Leboh Ampang, Jalan Kancil, Jalan Waras 1, Jalan Sarjana and Bangsar Village.
DBKL said 64 premises were visited under the “Operasi Sepadu Bersih”, with 32 health officers conducting inspections.
It added that checks on all eateries would continue periodically to ensure compliance with regulations.