Two stalls to resume selling raw fish dishes

The National Environment Agency (NEA) has approved the applications of two food stalls to resume selling ready-to-eat (RTE) raw fish dishes.

It said yesterday in a joint statement with the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) that Lye Bo Congee and Rui Ji Stall at Block 120, Bukit Merah, had applied to use raw salmon from approved sources in their dishes.

The NEA and AVA said they were reviewing seven more applications.

One licensee had withdrawn its application.

The statement said that it takes about two to three weeks for approval once the necessary documentation is submitted.

The stall premises will also be inspected to ensure it complies with necessary hygiene requirements for the separate processing, handling and storage of RTE raw fish from other raw foods.

The NEA banned the use of freshwater fish in RTE raw food dishes at all food outlets on Dec 5.