Online Food Delivery Blacklist Tackles Industry Cleanup

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Online Food Delivery Blacklist Tackles Industry Cleanup

A district in Nanjing has taken the initiative to publish a blacklist of local food delivery businesses and to to see to it that their services are removed from online order platforms.

With their fast paced lifestyles, many people do not have time to treat themselves to three home-cooked meals everyday. Many will choose to take food delivery, avoiding the trouble of cooking and saving time. With the increasing demand for food delivery, the big delivery platforms have risen, and have started to play an important role in the catering industry. Many restaurants even offer delivery only.

Yet, it can be a double-edged sword. Hygiene has always been the biggest problem in delivery food; some illegal restaurants use cheap ingredients such as waste oil, less-than-fresh vegetables, spoiled meat and so on, in order to benefit. Although these restaurants have gained more profits, consumers have become the ultimate victims. They may receive food which is delicious and looks good, without knowing wether the ingredients are healthy or the process is hygienic. 

For the betterment of the small catering industry in Nanjing’s Qinhuai District, in order to effectively regulate business behavior and eliminate food delivery’s hidden dangers, Qinhuai District Market Supervision Bureau this month released to the public the following blacklist of four online food delivery restaurants. 

  • Qijiawan Beef Pot Sticker (七家湾牛肉锅贴), 16 Guanghua Dong Jie. Blacklisted for unlicensed operation and dirty ambiance.
  • Shaxian Snacks (沙县小吃), 1-104, 16 Guanghua Dong Jie. Blacklisted for unlicensed operation and an unhygienic kitchen.
  • Yapinji Duck Soup Fans (Mingwalang Branch) (鸭品记鸭汤粉丝-明瓦廊店), 21 Daronglu. Blacklisted for the use of fake food business license.
  • Wuyunsanzha (Xinjiekou Branch)(乌云三炸-新街口店), Room 102, 6 Lujia Alley. Blacklisted for unlicensed operation and issuing illegal receipts. 

Qinhuai District Market Supervision Bureau has also asked third-party platforms that provide food delivery service them to immediately remove the blacklisted parties from their systems. 

Meanwhile, the bureau also reminds consumers to check the food business license publicised on the platform when ordering food online. In the event of food safety problems or issues with licensing, please call the food safety report hotline on 12331.