More than 2,000 restaurants around Shanghai in China have installed see-through kitchens in a bid to improve food safety.
In these restaurants, a piece of glass separates the kitchen from the dining area so that both diners and regulators have a clear idea of what's going on behind the scenes, official media here reported today.
Currently, the number of see-through kitchens in the Pudong district of Shanghai, where the idea was first implemented last September, has increased from 200 to 730.
More than 70 per cent of those kitchens are also under real-time monitoring through a closed-circuit TV system, which is played on screens mounted for anyone to see.
The profile pictures, names and telephone numbers of the restaurants' managers and food safety administrators are posted on the screens.
Food safety has become a hot topic once again during the ongoing session of the parliament in Beijing.
As a result, more stringent food security regulations will be implemented in Shanghai starting from March 20, state-run People's Daily reported.
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