Rat, lizard and cat droppings found at five food factories in M'sia

Rat, lizard and cat droppings in flour and soy beans. Used gloves in the food basket. Flour stored on the floor beside the toilet.

Filthy kitchens with cobwebs everywhere.

Health authorities in Malaysia were greeted by this horrific scene multiple times while inspecting food factories in Penang.

Five food factories were forced to close for 14 days after being slapped with temporary closure orders.

Extremely unhygienic

State Health Department deputy director (food security and quality division) Ku Nafishah Ku Ariffin said the factories were extremely unhygienic.

The five factories - a soy sauce factory in Jelutong, a noodle factory in Kepala Batas and three factories producing bread, fried onions and potato chips in Bukit Mertajam - have to upgrade their facilities and improve on cleanliness before they will be allowed to resume operations.

Health authorities visited a total of 16 factories in the Penang and Seberang Prai during the spot check. 

Source: The Star