Category: food

China: Illegal cooking oil

By Deng Zhuoxin

What would you do if your favorite dish used cooking oil that had rat droppings or human waste in it? Well, it is possible, but one organization, Koubei, gives people a way to select “No Illegal Cooking Oil” restaurants.

Earlier this year, Koubei which is an organization of Alipay, asked restaurants to participate in the “No Illegal Cooking Oil” program. On the first day of the campaign, more than 10,000 restaurants joined, and Guangzhou reached 2,000 restaurants.

“Food safety is the most popular concern. We (Koubei) hope that the open and transparent internet platform can help customers find ‘No Illegal Cooking Oil’ restaurants,” said Fan Chi, the CEO of Koubei.

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