First, canned sardines. Now, asam pedas fish curry.
Various sardine brands were recently confiscated from the market when worms were found to have contaminated the fish.
In a similar incident reported on 2 July by Bernama, worms were found in a bowl of fish curry at a popular 'asam pedas' restaurant in Kota Laksamana, Melaka.
A viral video, believed to have been posted by one of the restaurant's customers, showed the creepy-crawlies squiggling around in the dish. China Press reported that the customer complained to the restaurant owner who then gave the dish for free, without so much as an apology.
Unsatisfied with the outcome, the said customer lodged a complaint to the Ministry of Health (MOH) who took immediate action to issue a notice to the restaurant
According to The Star Online, the MOH ordered a two-week shutdown of the restaurant on 1 July until they have cleaned up their act, both literally and figuratively.
"The notice was issued after taking into account the condition of the eatery such as storage of wet items, packaging, and the hygiene of kitchen appliances," said State Health and Anti-Drug committee chairman Low Chee Leong.
The temporary closure of the restaurant was issued under Section 11 of the Food Act 1983.
Speaking of worms, these sardine brands have recently been taken off the market for being contaminated with dead worms and other impurities:
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