SINGAPORE: The Toast Box outlet at Plaza Singapura has been suspended for two weeks over rodent and cockroach infestations.
According to a suspension notice posted on the National Environment Agency’s website (NEA) on Friday (May 25), a “foodshop at 68 Orchard Road, #01-23 (left side, part of) Plaza Singapura” was suspended after accumulating 12 demerit points in the past year for the offences.
It was also fined S$800. The suspension is from May 25 to Jun 7.
The unit is occupied by adjoining BreadTalk and Toast Box outlets, both of which are under the BreadTalk Group.
When Channel NewsAsia called the shops, a BreadTalk employee confirmed that Toast Box was closed for two weeks. The BreadTalk outlet is still open, he said.
When contacted, the company said it has taken action to deal with the infestations.
"We fully acknowledge the results of the NEA assessment which reflected that there were improvements needed in the cleanliness and hygiene standards at our outlet, and we took immediate action to address the findings," Toast Box regional general manager Vincent Lim said.
"Immediately after the assessment, we administered thorough pest control and sanitisation of the entire outlet."