food hygiene

Do Malaysian Restaurants Have a Hygiene Issue?

Malaysia is among the best destinations to offer a plethora of edible food. It holds a special place in the hearts of both locals and foreigners alike! However, despite a high rate of people eating out, a common dilemma occurs in many eateries around the country. It’s not uncommon to see a coffee shop or food stall cordoned off with yellow tape and closed temporarily due to poor hygiene in the shop or issues such as rat infestation, findings of rat feces, and overall dirtiness. Neither is it uncommon to hear the occasional food poisoning story from a family member or friend. So, the question is, are Malaysian eateries having difficulty in maintaining hygiene? And if so, then why? Recently, several restaurants in Penang were forced to shut down due to poor hygiene conditions. Some 15 restau...