Shanghai restaurants to livestream their kitchens
More than 2,000 restaurants in Shanghai have installed a surveillance system which allows customers to watch how dishes are prepared and cooked on a television screen.
Starting from June, Pudong New Area have had the city’s first 100 restaurants signed up for the system, which is an upgrade from the traditional display form of preparing food behind a window for waiting customers.
Customers can watch the livestreaming process while also receiving information about restaurants’ employees, certificate and ratings issued by Shanghai Food and Drug Administration.
The system also traces product sources and waste chains. Shanghai plans to eventually install the system in all medium- and large-sized restaurants, as well as company and government dining halls and school cafeterias within the next three years.
Citizens can also download an app to watch the video feed or to report food safety problems.