21 Jul '11, 5am

Welcome back from lunch. Our reader says unhygienic practices are becoming rampant in food centres in S'pore. Agree?

HERE are instances of unhygienic practices at foodcourts and hawker centres: - Cutlery is not dried after it is washed. Some utensils even have food stains or rice stuck between the teeth of the forks. - Most times, soupy food is being served in unsightly melamine bowls whose protective layers have worn out, marked by dark brown scratches. Would we use such bowls for dining at home? - Often we see cleaners using soiled cloths to clean tables and sometimes chairs. They do not rinse the cloths and use them repeatedly from table to table. - Some of us would have encountered cleaners who demarcate their cleaning areas. They do not clean tables that are "not under their care". They simply tell patrons that this is not their area. Why do the managing agents allow such practices? Should they not be working closely with the cleaning contractors? In food centres in South Korea, Jap...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/OnlineStory/STIStory_...

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