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Source:Global Times Published: 2017/9/11 17:18:39

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"Customers can see what the staff is doing in the kitchen and whether the environment meets health and sanitation rules."

So said Zhao Ping, an employee of Daronghe Restaurant in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. The government launched a "see-through kitchen" campaign to improve food safety in 2014, but only 27.52 percent of the restaurants in China had installed it by the end of 2016. They include chain restaurants Xibei Youmian Cun and Din Tai Fung in Beijing. In these restaurants, a glass wall separates the kitchen from the dining area so that both diners and food regulators have a clear idea of what's going on behind the scenes. According to reports, some restaurants are unwilling to install glass walls because their kitchens are unsanitary, or they are not willing to spend extra money to put them in. (Source: Beijing Morning Post)


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