Shanghai’s upping its food safety game. Trials for sticker seals on takeaway and waimai
bags are already underway in an effort to ‘prevent contamination during delivery’, a spokesperson for the Shanghai Administration for Market Regulation told SHINE
Much like with items bought at a grocery store, the idea behind the takeaway stickers is that if the seal is broken, it may indicate that food has been tampered with. Meituan is also considering the option of allowing customers to refuse their orders if the seal is broken upon delivery.
Currently, Xuhui, Minhang and Pudong districts are trailling out the safety seals and the aim is to have them citywide by 2020. With nearly 2 million deliveries daily between Ele.me and Meituan alone, that’s a lot of stickers.