Goodwood Park Hotel bakery licence suspended
The National Environment Agency (NEA) has suspended the licence of the bakery at Goodwood Park Hotel after several cases of food poisoning were reported.
The food poisoning cases, traced to the consumption of durian pastries, were reported between March 15 and April 16, a joint press release from the NEA, Ministry of Health (MOH) and Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) said on Friday (April 22).
As of Thursday (April 21), 76 cases of food poisoning were reported.
The bakery's licence has been suspended until further notice.
MOH's epidemiological investigations found that the consumption of durian pastries was the only common epidemiological link.
Some lapses were found in food handling in the durian pastry kitchen of the bakery, although the premises were found to be clean with proper housekeeping.
Further investigations are ongoing.
The durian pastries there are a favourite among Singaporeans, who expressed their shock about the news on Facebook.
Some were relieved that they didn't eat the pastries recently.
While a few just discovered or shared how they were affected.