Shanghai deputies call for stricter food supervision
Shanghai’s strictest-ever food safety regulation will take effect on March 20, which has revised 93 percent of the previous version and added 53 new items.
During this year’s National People’s Congress, Shanghai deputies submitted proposals suggesting stricter safety supervision.
Deputy Ge Junjie mentioned that, in the past, people with infectious diseases were not allowed to work in the food industry but recently there has been a dire lack of supervision over the health conditions of food workers.
Deputy Chen Jingying added that food delivery platforms should be responsible for the quality and safety of the meals they are sending to customers.
Deputy Cao Kefan suggested that food authorities should also supervise private dining restaurants that feature just a couple tables and dishes, which become quite popular in recent years but are usually unlicensed due to their small size.
Deputy Yan Chengzhong said only the most severe enforcement and punishments could emphasize the new regulations, otherwise business owners would continue to disobey them.