Anti-food-waste law submitted

Time:2020-12-22  Hits:1195 times

Catering service providers may face a fine if they encourage or mislead consumers into ordering excessive quantities of food which causes waste, and refuse to rectify the problem after being warned by market supervision departments, according to a draft law. The fine ranges from 1,000 yuan to 10,000 yuan in line with the draft law on preventing food waste, which has been submitted to the ongoing session of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, China's top legislature, for its first review on Tuesday. The draft law requires catering service providers to guide consumers to order food in accordance with their actual needs. Their menus should include more information and offer different dish sizes, it said. Catering service providers can ask consumers who waste too much food to pay a fee based on the amount of their leftovers, it said. The draft also clarifies the ban on making or broadcasting programs or videos related to excessive eating, noting that violators who refuse to correct the problem after being warned by cyberspace administrations will be fined from 10,000 yuan to 100,000 yuan.


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