Beware: Drinks Stall Took Back Leftover Ice

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Re: Beware: Drinks Stall Took Back Leftover Ice

Post by limlim » Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:11 pm

Not long ago there was this food poisoning case at geylang serai.

Forgot if it was fatal.

It could have been prevented had there been more awareness and vigilance on basic hygiene.

Perhaps, if someone had noticed the undesirable practices and blow the whistle for authorities to punish the errant hawker (even by neighbours), someone's sufferings could have been avoided.

A single fatality, is one too many.

Let's forgetting that H1N1, SARS and gang is always ready to strike.. waiting for the next unsuspecting prey..

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Re: Beware: Drinks Stall Took Back Leftover Ice

Post by limlim » Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:14 pm

Bedokid wrote:Ever seen a hawker after grating some lemon skin's bits into the big tank of lemonade drinks ,after that he dipped the whole grater with the remaining bits into the lemon drinks to clear the bits so not to waste them.

Went to Penang during December also happened to spot lip stick's stain on cup during lunch at a hotel . I told the waitress to change she just smiled and changed.

Economy rice heard the veggies just dip into water action only then can fry already.


What I heard, from suppliers/vendors supplying vege to the hawkers, is that actually they didn't even "dip into water".

Pick up the vege from basket, chop and throw into wok.

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Re: Beware: Drinks Stall Took Back Leftover Ice

Post by mabaker » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:15 pm

limlim wrote:Not long ago there was this food poisoning case at geylang serai.

Forgot if it was fatal.

It could have been prevented had there been more awareness and vigilance on basic hygiene.

Perhaps, if someone had noticed the undesirable practices and blow the whistle for authorities to punish the errant hawker (even by neighbours), someone's sufferings could have been avoided.

A single fatality, is one too many.

Let's forgetting that H1N1, SARS and gang is always ready to strike.. waiting for the next unsuspecting prey..


Oh yah ... you are right, there were fatalities then. By the time the authorities checked, there were no longer any food remnants.

If anyone would like to ask people in the Facebook page or other forums to help keep a lookout, please feel free, as I have only posted it here. I think more eyes on the ground would benefit us all.

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Re: Beware: Drinks Stall Took Back Leftover Ice

Post by Eliora » Mon Nov 17, 2014 4:33 pm

Eew! :(

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Re: Beware: Drinks Stall Took Back Leftover Ice

Post by kwcllf » Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:24 am

mabaker wrote:Next time you have a cup of ice from a drinks stall at a hawker centre, inspect it a little in case you are getting ice left behind by other patrons.

This happened on Mar 28. An old lady was collecting empty drink cans. There was a partially-filled blue plastic cup of ice. She poured the remaining ice from another cup to top up this one, and drained the excess water from the cup. She left the other plastic cups and plates on the table for the cleaners to clear. She took the cup of ice to the drinks stall vendor, who accepted it and gave her a coin.

The above were the facts. What was unclear was whether the payment was for the ice or for any other purpose. The point is, whether or not payment was made, it was wrong for the drinks stall to take back leftover ice. Not surprisingly, they did not do it when NEA officers checked on them.

To Netizens - Majority of the drinks stall vendors make an honest living and can be trusted. It's just that ice is a significant cost in the drinks business, and it may be better to exercise caution and play safe. No harm taking a quick look at your cup of ice to see if there are any obvious food particles, saliva, or floating impurities.

To Drinks stall vendors - Spare a thought for the consumers and the kids who are none the wiser. Canned drink prices are already heavily marked-up, and consumers are paying for their cups of ice. Have mercy. No recycled ice please.
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