KPDNHEP Perak Inspects Food Premises via Ops Menu 

A total of 19 food outlets, restaurants and food trucks at Lembah Kuala Kangsar were inspected by enforcers from the Ministry of Domestic Trade And Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) of the state.

The inspection was done via Ops Menu which focuses on the marking of price tags and use of verified measuring tools so that users are clear with the choices offered by sellers.

State Chief Enforcer, Dottie Azlina Ismail said a total of 19 enforcers from KPDNHEP Ipoh, Kuala Kangsar and Gerik conducted the inspection.

“From the inspection, there are two cases under the Weights and Measures Act 1972 (ATS) and a case under the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2011 (AKHAP). 

“Ops Menu, which has been carried out since November 6, focuses on restaurants by checking whether the price tags on display are equivalent to the value of food sold.

“It also included inspection on restaurants using measuring tools to determine the price of purchased food, especially seafood,” Dottie said in a statement.

It is an offence to use unverified measuring tools for the purpose of commerce.

Till December 3, a total of 287 inspections of Ops Menu were carried out statewide.

From the total, there are five cases under ATS 1972 and three under AKHAP 2011 with an overall compound value of RM2,200. 

According to Dottie, any traders found guilty under Section 14(1) of AKHAP 2011 can be fined up to RM500,000 for companies.

“For individuals, they can be fined up to RM100,000 or jailed for a period not exceeding three years, or both,” Dottie added.


Rosli Mansor


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