SFA Shuts Down Ramadan Fair Due to Permit Issues


SFA Shuts Down Ramadan Fair in Pasir Ris Due to Permit Issues

The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) suspended Fiesta Ramadan 2022 in Pasir Ris due to failure to secure a valid temporary fair permit. The Ramadan Fair at [email protected] East had been ongoing from April 9 and is expected to last until April 24.

During the inspection, there were eight food stalls found to be operating without a valid permit.

The SFA denied the fair operators’ permit application as they did not provide information on the cleaning schedule and list of food vendors, and because the food handlers have no training certificates for food hygiene and safety.

The SFA said suspension of the Ramadan fair was imposed after the operators ignored the warning issued on Monday (April 12).

According to the Environmental Public Health Act, temporary fairs must submit permit applications at least two weeks prior to the actual date of operation. Operators of temporary fairs that violate the rules will be fined up to S$10,000. Repeat offenders shall pay a fine of up to S$20,000, or serve imprisonment of up to three months, or both.

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