UNMC Cafeteria: Second Food Inspection

UNMC Cafeteria: Second Food Inspection

On the 24th of March 2017, the Welfare Network of the Student Association conducted the second hygiene inspection in the UNMC Cafeteria together with Campus Services and the Health & Safety Office (H&S). Compared to the previous inspection, several questions on the checklist was modified and altered for a more precise inspection. Upon receiving approval from the Campus Services office, it was used as the main guideline for the inspection. Five individuals from the Welfare Network Team, two from both the H&S Office and Campus Services respectively took part in this inspection. Below is the breakdown of results from this month’s food hygiene inspection: 1) Vegetarian Total: 60% a) Personal hygiene: 61.54% – Aprons and gloves were not worn. – Covered shoes were not worn. b) Food: 53.85% – Raw food was not covered and protected from possible contamination. – Raw food was not handled with gloves. – Unfit food was disposed of inappropriately. – Trash cans were uncovered. c) Operation: 55.56% – Cookware were not cleaned regularly. d) Storage: 70% – Stored food was not properly wrapped 
and kept.   2) Pakistani / Arabic Total: 70% a) Personal hygiene: 65.38% – Some employees wore slippers. – Some employees had long nails. – Aprons were not worn. b) Food: 76.92% – Raw food were not handled with gloves. c) Operation: 77.78% – Small equipments and utensils were not washed and cleaned between uses. d) Storage: 55% – Food and paper supplies were left on the floor.   3) Treehouse Total: 63% a) Personal hygiene: 69.23% – Hair covers were not worn. – Aprons and gloves were not worn. b)...
UNMC Cafeteria: Food Inspection

UNMC Cafeteria: Food Inspection

On the 16th and 25th of November 2016, the SA conducted a Food Inspection in the UNMC Cafeteria together with Campus Services and the Health & Safety Office (H&S). The SA teams involved were the Sustainability Network, International Student Bureau, Home and Marketing & Communications. The objectives of the inspection were to ensure the quality of service offered by the vendors are of an acceptable standard in terms of hygiene and F&B ethical obligations, among other things. A specific checklist approved by the Campus Services office was used as the main guideline for the inspection. Two individuals from either SA, H&S or Campus Services teamed up to inspect the stalls and also the staff who were on duty. Some of the criteria would include the cleanliness of the workers (whether they dressed appropriately and used proper equipment such as aprons and covered shoes). A thorough inspection of the kitchenware and how ingredients were stored was also done as part of the strict criteria. SA and Health & Safety Office working together to examine one of the stalls at the cafeteria.       SA Executives, Home (left), ISB (right), and also Sustainability, were some of the evaluators in the Inspection. SA and Campus Services Officer tallying the scores of each inspection for the final outcome. The scores of each stall will indicate the overall cleanliness of the food and the environment in which they are prepared, and are as follows: Date of Inspection: 16th Nov 2016 1. RK Fatima: 81.67 2. Treehouse: 79.33 Date of Inspection: 25th Nov 2016 1. Pakistani / Arabic: 74.5 2. Malay: 72.5 3. Japanese:...
UNMC Cash Card [Pro Tips]

UNMC Cash Card [Pro Tips]

General Info Regarding the Cash Card and FAQs Though this post is mainly Pro Tips about how to most effectively use your cash card we would like to address the questions that we are sure that most of the student body will ask us as well. Why was the coupon system replaced? If you ask this question then you must really love monopoly cos most of the student body hated the coupon system. This is a very progressive and very important change and we feel you guys would see it as that as well. Why did this change take so long? Well as you can imagine this could not have been done immediately. There was a lot of infrastructure that needed to be put in place plus since the system is quite technical and involves money it needed to be done right and with a lot of planning and care. Why didn’t they just link the student card and allow us to pay with that? Security and data protection. Also if this was linked it would mean that an outside company would have access to student information and the university is very strict when it comes to such policies. Why not use Touch ‘n Go instead? UNMC Cash Card provider is ePetrol and is cheaper compared to using Touch ‘n Go. You can compare if you do not want to take our word for it here. Why did the university go with ePetrol? The system is provided free of charge to the University with the service provider taking charge of maintenance and providing the POS system’s printing paper rolls...
Bus Tracking

Bus Tracking

Our Students have developed a bus tracking system under a summer project offered by Computer Science Department, titled “Where is my Bus?”. The new system will be tackling a transport issue has been troubling students for a long time. Students are often frustrated by the uncertainty of the arrival time of the bus. Therefore, a bus tracking system has been designed to overcome this issue, providing a convenient service for the bus passengers. There will be a web application for this system which hopefully will be launched this coming academic semester. The system is designed to provide two main features. Updates of the bus status, providing the estimated arrival time of bus to the bus stops and provide the timetable of the bus. Students using this service can check the estimated arrival time of each bus to each location. Updates such as  “On the way”, “Arrived” or “Left”. Will be displayed accordingly. Besides that, the passengers can also check the schedule of the buses plan their trips accordingly. The project is currently being planned, designed and developed by 6 members Abba Lawan, Chin Jian Ji, Swaraj Dube, Lim Leong Cheong, Ryan Goh Chuang Hong, Cheah Dik Ken. The Student Association has worked together with this team in terms of facilitating the UNMC Sustainability Research Network who was conducting research on the best way to go about development of the system to work together with students who have the technical know how to get this project off of the ground. We are also providing support in acquiring beta testers for the project. If any of you are interested in signing...
Upgrade of Campus Buses

Upgrade of Campus Buses

Effective 1st of July the University is introducing new shuttle buses and routes. This is one of the biggest changes that we have witnessed to the buses so far. The most significant change being the upgrade of the buses. Though the bus provider has not changed and is still Terus Maju, under the renewed contract they have upgraded the buses. Its all brand new and extremely comfortable. (a bit too comfortable for those of you that nap on the bus). Also under the new contract there is a new bus provider PlusLiner which has been recognized for it’s fleet management by SPAD (Transport authority of Malaysia).Newest Addition to the routes that we have is the introduction of the route to Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre (KLTC) which is walking distance to Pavilion. So now we have a bus that goes direct without any stops to KL. Have we mentioned that the buses are brand new? Its not just the outside that’s new. Currently Terus Maju will be providing the usual routes Kajang KTM TTS (Taman Tasik Semenyih) Tesco (Semenyih) Mosque for Friday Prayers Plusliner will be providing the other routes BTS (Terminal Bersepadu Selatan at Bandar Tasik Selatan) KLTC (Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre) Also its important to note that effective 1st of July 2015 all passengers will need to display their student/staff ID before boarding. The driver has the right to ask the passenger to leave the bus if you fail to do so. The only exception being the new students and their parents who may not have IDs at the time, observed during the start of new intakes. Because...
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