29th November 2023 – (Hong Kong) Hong Kong’s Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene has ordered a 21-day suspension of operations at a restaurant in Tai Po, following repeated transgressions against the Food Business Regulation (FBR). This comes after the restaurant was found to have unlawfully expanded its business area.
The restaurant, situated at Shops 35 and 36 on the ground floor of Tai Wo Centre, 15 Tai Po Tai Wo Road, has been instructed to halt business operations from 29th November to 19th December.
In April and August of this year, the court recorded four convictions against the restaurant for the aforementioned breach, resulting in a total fine of $13,000. Additionally, the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) logged sixty demerit points against the licensee under the department’s demerit points system. This accumulation of violations has led to a seven-day and a subsequent 14-day business suspension to be served consecutively, an FEHD spokesperson confirmed.
The spokesperson reiterated the importance of complying with the FBR and other relevant regulations for licensees of food premises. He warned that repeated non-compliance could lead to a suspension or even cancellation of their licenses.