Team Catering gets C hygiene grade after 179 people fall ill from eating food prepared at Bedok kitchen

SINGAPORE – About 180 people fell ill after eating food prepared by catering company Team Catering in October 2018, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said in a notice on its website on Monday (Feb 11).

They suffered gastroenteritis symptoms after eating the catered food on Oct 19 last year, the notice said. These symptoms may include vomiting and diarrhoea.

The agency has adjusted the caterer’s food hygiene grade to “C” after investigations into the incident, it added.

The grade will be reviewed in 12 months and the agency said that it will keep the caterer’s premises under surveillance in the meantime.

The food was prepared at Team Catering’s premises at Shimei East Kitchen in Bedok North Street 5, said NEA.

Team Catering is a halal-certified catering company offering services for weddings, birthdays, housewarming parties and corporate events, according to the firm’s website.

It also offers bento boxes and live stations.

NEA said that the public may view the revised hygiene grade of the caterer after 12 months on its website.

The Straits Times has contacted Team Catering and NEA for more information.

NEA gives retail food establishments grades between A and D based on scores for their overall hygiene, cleanliness and the housekeeping standards of the premises. A “C” grade has a score of between 50 per cent and 69 per cent.

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