Shang­hai deputies call for stricter food su­per­vi­sion

Global Times – Metro Shanghai - - PULSE -

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.

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