Fast food chain Can.teen, which is owned by Maxim’s Group, has been fined HK$7,000 (US$903) after a cockroach was found in a lunch box.
The company pleaded guilty to a charge of breaking environmental and hygiene laws, Headline Daily reported Wednesday.
The case stemmed from a 2014 incident in which a woman found a cockroach and a larva in a Can.teen set lunch.
She reported the incident to the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department which decided to investigate.
Maxim’s Group said it has stepped up its hygiene and sanitation efforts and tightened kitchen standards.
Also, it said it has improved its handling of lunch boxes.
The judge called the incident “simply unacceptable” given the restaurant group’s brand and reputation.
He imposed the fine after accepting that the group had implemented remedial measures since it last committed a similar offense in 2004.
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