Veerapan (right) monitoring a freezer that does not comply with the required temperature and one that keeps food item for too long during Ops Tomyam held by Negeri Sembilan Health Department around Seremban last night. Photo: Bernama

SEREMBAN: A cleanliness operation mounted against 50 eateries offering tomyam meals in this city today resulted in 22 of them being ordered to close for 14 days to spruce up their premises.

The Ops Tomyam operation also saw the issuing of 156 notices involving fines amounting to RM42,450, Negeri Sembilan Health, Environment, Cooperatives and Consumerism Committee chairman S Veerapan said today.

Veerapan (right) monitoring a freezer that does not comply with the required temperature and one that keeps food item for too long during Ops Tomyam held by Negeri Sembilan Health Department around Seremban last night. Photo: Bernama

He said the operation, from 4 pm to 11.30 pm, was conducted by nine teams of 60 health enforcement officers.

Veerapan said the offences included the freezer of refrigerators not kept to the right temperature and storing food for too long.

This year, up to March, 1,417 eateries in Negeri Sembilan were inspected and 14 of them were ordered to close for not having met the specifications on cleanliness. – Bernama