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Rat Sighting at Tangs Market Food Court Triggers Investigation by Singapore Food Agency

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Rat Sighting at Tangs Market Food Court Triggers Investigation by Singapore Food Agency

A wave of shock and concern has swept over Singapore as the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has launched an investigation into a rat sighting at a popular food court. A video, posted on the Singapore Laughs Facebook page on November 27, depicted a rat lying amidst uneaten food at the Tangs Market food court on Orchard Road, a sight that prompted disgust among patrons and a wave of online reactions.

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Swift Response from Regulatory Agencies

The SFA, in collaboration with the National Environment Agency (NEA), has confirmed the launch of an investigation into this unsettling incident. The objective is not only to determine the circumstances that allowed the rodent’s presence in the food court but also to assess potential lapses in hygiene or safety protocols. The SFA and NEA jointly announced that enforcement action will be taken against the Tangs Market and the building management of Tang Plaza for the rat infestation.

Hygiene Lapses Uncovered

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Further investigations revealed more unsettling findings. Five food stalls within the Tangs Plaza were discovered to exhibit hygiene lapses. In light of these findings, the SFA has stated that it will be taking enforcement action against these operators. Meanwhile, the NEA will be taking action against the building management for the rat infestation discovered in ceiling areas. The actions of these regulatory bodies underscore their commitment to maintaining high standards of food safety and public health.

Responsibility of Food Operators

The incident has brought the issue of food safety into sharp focus, emphasizing the joint responsibility of regulatory measures and adherence to hygiene standards by food operators. The SFA has warned that strict enforcement action will be taken against food operators who do not comply with these standards, highlighting the urgent need for vigilance and adherence to food safety protocols. The Tangs Market food court is part of the Fei Siong Group, and the media has reached out to both Tangs Singapore and the Fei Siong Group for comments.

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