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Yau Ma Tei light refreshment restaurant suspended from business

The Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene has ordered a light refreshment restaurant in Yau Ma Tei to suspend business for 14 days.

The operator breached the Food Business Regulation by illegally extending his food business area and allowing staff to wash food utensils in an alley.

The restaurant, located on the ground floor at 15 Temple Street, was ordered to suspend business from November 10 to November 23.

"In September last year and August this year, two convictions on the breach were recorded against the food establishment," a spokesman for the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department said.

"A total fine of $6,600 was levied by the court and 15 demerit points were registered against the licensee under the department's demerit points system. The contraventions resulted in the 14-day business suspension," he added.

The licensee of the food premises also had a record of two convictions in June and September last year for illegal
September last year for illegal extension of his food business. A total fine of $7,200 was levied and 30 demerit points were registered. The breaches led to business suspension for seven days from December 14 to 20 last year.

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