Remember the 'Ratatouilles' that infested a popular restaurant kitchen last month? Well, hopefully those days will be a thing of the past now that Shanghai has ordered the installment of even more surveillance cameras in restaurants across the city, reports Shine.
Officially known as the 'see-through stove' system, the livestream platform of restaurants' kitchens was implemented by the China Food and Drug Administration back in 2014 to give diners a clearer idea of what's going on behind the scenes. Customers can now enjoy their meal while knowing exactly what’s going on in the kitchen through the screens at the dining area.
Despite the fact that the livestream platform has been around for over five years, the system is far from perfect. According to The Paper, the electric screens of some restaurants don't have signals at all. For other restaurants, their cameras are targeting walls or hallways rather than kitchen or food storage areas, which the diners truly concern about.
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To improve these issues, the City Market Supervision Department has announced that they will now routinely check the performance of see-through stoves. "We will pay less visits to those which have set up the surveillance system," Yi Yuanqing, one of the directors of the bureau, told Kankanews. "That is, to encourage more restaurants and bistros to install the livestream platform."
Currently, there are approximately 14,000 middle sized and large restaurants in Shanghai and the see-through stove system coverage amounts to 71 percent. According to Yi, their target is to elevate the figure to 100 percent within the year. Moreover, the kitchens of schools and caring houses have been ordered to set up the system as well.
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