Singapore — The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) issued a notice to announce that the licence of a Dawson Road coffee shop had been suspended for one day, Sept 24, due to a failure to keep its toilet clean.

The coffee shop, 7 Stars, is located at 85 Dawson Road. 

It accumulated a total of 12 demerit points under the SFA’s point system over the past twelve months. This resulted in its suspension, as well as a fine of $1300.

SFA wrote that the coffee shop accumulated a total of three offences, all under the category of “Failure to keep toilet clean.” 

Each of these offences earned 4 demerit points for 7 Stars.

SFA added, “Based on track records, a licensee who accumulates 12 or more demerit points during a 12-month period may have his licence suspended for a period of either one day, two days or three days.”

The agency also said that it takes a serious view of these offences, and reminded the operators of food and beverage establishments to make sure that their restrooms are maintained well, kept clean, and in a state of good repair always.

“SFA will not hesitate to take firm action against anyone found to be in violation of the Environmental Public Health Act,” the agency said, encouraging members of the public to not patronize establishments that do not comply with standards of good hygiene.

The public can also provide feedback concerning such establishments through online feedback forms ( or to call the SFA Contact Centre at 68052871 with details for follow-up investigations. /TISG

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