Dozens of app eateries found breaking food guidelines

Thirty-six eateries on food delivery platforms including Ele.me, Meituan and Baidu were found to be unlicensed and operating beyond scope.

Thirty-six eateries on food delivery platforms including Ele.me, Meituan and Baidu were found to be unlicensed and operating beyond scope, the city's food watchdog said today.

The unlicensed list includes the Dapuqiao outlet of Hefa Coffee on Zhaojiabang Road and Wubendao sashimi and sushi restaurant on Zunyi Road. The Shaanxi Road S. outlet of Salad Factory was found to be selling self-made salad, which was beyond its business scope, according to the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration. All were operating on Ele.me.

The Dong'an Road outlet of Suzhou mutton restaurant on Meituan app was not licensed, and the food operation license of the Panyu Road outlet of Dongbei Siji — a jiaozi or dumpling restaurant — showed on the same platform had expired eight months ago, officials found.

Further, the Shouning Road outlet of Ajun barbecue crayfish restaurant did not show its food operation license on Baidu app, according to the administration.

These restaurants were either closed or ordered to rectify, and the involved food delivery apps will have the inspection results recorded in the food safety credit file, the administration said.

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