The Shanghai Cuisine Association will introduce a rating system for hotpot restaurants this year to help customers better choose where to eat, local media reported Thursday. Although the restaurant trade organization denies that the measure has anything to do with the recent spate of food safety scandals at local hotpot restaurants, the rating system will address some of the practices that got several eateries in hot water, such as reusing cooking oil and serving pork and other meat under the pretext that it was lamb…Full-text article: Global Times June 2013

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  • The concern arose over revelations that various hot pot restaurants were using recycled cooking oil or fake lamb meat as ingredients

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