China’s food inspection authorities on Thursday released new regulations for O2O food delivery services. The new rules require the restaurants registered on the apps to have offline stores and to be licensed with certifications to run food-related businesses.

On top of that, the authorities stated in the regulations that food providers need to publicize more accurate details about ingredients, cooking process, and containers.

The rules specifically point out that the food delivery companies should make sure the food is not contaminated during the course of delivery and should deal with consumers’ complaints in a timely manner. China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) will reinforce inspection both online and offline.

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