Three food production industries in Melaka were shut down in Malaysia today during an integrated strategy for failing to meet cleaning requirements for food safety and quality standards.
Dr. Rusdi Abd Rahman, the director of JKN, said that the three firms were shut down per Section 11 of the Food Act 1983. Because the JKN was not happy with the level of cleanliness in those facilities.
The Melaka Halal Hub Industrial Park included the Serkam Industrial Park and the Jasin Industrial Park. In these places, three separate plants produced bean curd, ice cream, and milk powder.
According to Rusdi, the government has examined 73 food manufacturing facilities this year, including the three mentioned above.
So far, JKN has issued 58 fines totaling RM47,350 for violations of cleanliness requirements outlined in the Food Processing and Safety Standard Procedures.
In a statement, he added, “Other 10 locations engaged in making noodles, bean curd, milk powder, ice cream, and yogurt. They were also handed fines of RM25,000 for different infractions under food hygiene rules.”
According to Rusdi, the Food Safety and Quality Division worked together with the Inspectorate and Legal Unit. They worked to inspect food processing facilities in Melaka. Make sure they were up to the Malaysia Food Protection Scheme (MeSTIstandards. )’s
Anyone who discovers a facility that processes food without following proper hygiene protocols is encouraged to report it to the district health department or the Ministry of Health Malaysia’s website (http://moh.spab.gov.my).