Caught in the act: Unsanitary handling and transport of bread

KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 2): Just as we have been asked to keep clean in the midst of a pandemic, a video has surfaced showing workers loading "roti Bengali" by just throwing them at the back of a van without proper packaging and with their bare hands.

According to a report by The Star, the workers “are believed” to be from an Air Itam, Penang bakery.

The daily reported that there are no details on when the video was taken but there was accompanied narration from a woman describing the incident.

"How could they handle the bread this way with their sweaty hands, without any plastic or container to put the loaves of bread.

"It's disgusting and how could people be eating this bread," she said in Malay.

According to a Malay Mail report, "roti Bengali" or roti benggali is a Penang delicacy. It is a fragrant loaf bread with “its signature golden, crispy crust and soft, fluffy white crumb”.

“It is a staple for many Penangites for decades,” it said.

It is usually dipped in curry, spread with rich kaya (coconut jam) and margarine, dipped in sup kambing, or simply eaten plain accompanied with a cup of hot black local coffee.

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