Chinanews Client Beijing, August 14th (Wu Tao, Yao Lu) Calling takeaway has become a way of life, but when you know that the takeaway you eat, it may be a fast food package that was prepared half a year ago. What is it like?
Recently, the media revealed that on the take-out platform, many businesses sell not just cooked dishes, but fast-food packages purchased through online channels.
Businesses generally only need to heat the dishes in a microwave oven or hot water soak, and they can be directly delivered to your hands.
Cooking kits sold online claim to "open a restaurant without a chef." Image source: Screenshot of an e-commerce platform website
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According to a person familiar with the matter, a reporter at Zhongxinwang said, "I know that there is a small shop that sells almost 3,000 takeaways a month, but there are only 2 employees. If we do it now, we can't get busy anyway."
"All they have to do is steam a large pot of rice, blanch green leafy vegetables, and pair it with hot, instant dishes, so that a takeaway can be baked quickly without any effort."
These fast-food dishes are almost all bought from major e-commerce platforms, and are not “frying” by customers.
The reporter searched for "home-made semi-finished products" on an e-commerce platform. There were all kinds of semi-finished cooking packages such as oyster sauce beef tenderloin, sweet and sour pork ribs, fish-flavored shredded pork, and fish-flavored eggplant.
Most of these products have a shelf life of 1 year. The reporter found that the production date of some products is April 1, 2018, which means that the past few months have not yet been sold, and it is not clear to consumers what time it is.
Some fast food bags were produced as early as February. Picture source: E-commerce platform screenshot