[PHOTOS] DBKL Shuts Down Deplorable Chicken Factory With Blood Everywhere On The Ground
The offending chicken slaughterhouse was served a notice of closure effective immediately to begin cleaning operations within the facility.
Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) conducted a sudden spot check on a chicken slaughterhouse located in Tun Razak Village, Cheras on Tuesday, 13 September,
The joint operation was conducted at 1am by 21 members of DBKL, Department of Environment Kuala Lumpur (JASWKL), Indah Water Konsortium (IWK), and the National Water Services Commission (SPAN).
According to the report posted on DBKL's Facebook page, the slaughterhouse was discovered to be in terrible condition and officers found several health and safety violations.
In the report, DBKL listed the several hygiene and operation standards that the facility failed to meet
DBKL reported that the floor and walls of the processing room were dirty, rusted, and covered with black moss.
They speculated that it got to that state due to workers failing to clean the premises after slaughtering and processing chicken carcasses. Additionally, officers found that chicken carcasses were placed directly or processed on the same floors.
It was also discovered that the processing plant did not have any proper water filtration system, thus resulting in untreated waste and blood from slaughtered chickens to flow into public drains.
According to DBKL, all of the employees were found to be foreigners and did not possess any identification documents or work permits. Many were also reported to not be vaccinated against typhoid.
DBKL has meted out compounds and warnings to the licensee and employees of the factory to upkeep the sanitation of the factory
The licensee of the slaughterhouse has been served with a notice of closure and ordered to clean up the plant according to the Food Act 1983, effective immediately. DBKL said follow-up inspections will be carried out in order to ensure the factory runs under satisfactory terms.
JASWPKL has also ordered the factory to close and served them with a notice under section 38(1)(a) of Act 127, and will be inspecting water samples from the factory.
On a lighter note, netizens were rather amused to see a live chicken wandering around the factory's floor beneath the hanging chicken carcasses
A live cockerel was photographed wandering under its fallen brethren and many netizens were speculating if it felt lucky to be alive or was hiding because it was scared for its life.
A netizen asked, "I can't imagine what the chicken must be feeling. It has to watch the mass ethnic cleansing of its fellow species."
"The unexpected hero. I think it was the one who made the report," another netizen joked.
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