KAJANG: Three eateries in Balakong received notices of closure from the Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) last week after they failed to meet health and cleanliness standards set by the local authority.
On Thursday, the restaurants were ordered to close for 14 days during an operation conducted by the council.
Local councillor Ng Tien Chee said the restaurant operators were ordered to clean up their premises, especially the kitchens and back alleys.
They were also ordered to install oil traps to prevent waste from flowing into the drains.
"The order to temporary cease business was done in line with the council's licensing and food establishment bylaws," Ng said.
He said that during the inspection, it was found that four workers from a restaurant failed to show records that they had received typhoid vaccination.
"The restaurants will only resume business when their premises are clean and they have to get the green--light by the council," Ng said.
Although three restaurants were ordered to close down, an operator appealed to the council was allowed to resume business the next day after cleaning up the restaurant.
"The other restaurants have been urged to adhere to the guidelines and appeal to the council, in writing, to resume business," Ng said.