"We definitely don't wish for these things to happen"

A rat was spotted scurrying around in food trays at a restaurant in Singapore.

The Straits Times reports that an investigation has been launched after a rat was seen scurrying around food trays in a Singaporean restaurant.

In a clip posted to Facebook, a rat is seen through a window moving around food trays underneath a row of roast ducks.

The incident occurred at the 24 hour Lee Kwang Kee Teochew Cuisine restaurant in Toa Payoh, Singapore.

NEA (National Environment Agency) is looking into the video and has launched an investigation.

A staff at the restaurant said they abide by hygiene regulations and ingredients that the rat touched were immediately thrown away. The roast ducks seen above the rat were also disposed of and the area was disinfected.

“There are more than 10 mouse traps in every corner of this restaurant, and I have never once seen a rat here,” he said.

Mr Lee – the restaurant’s boss – said staff are instructed to ensure food trays re covered.

“We definitely don’t wish for these things to happen. All we can do is continue to take precautions,” he said.