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Deliveroo and Uber Eats are sending us dirty food

Ew. More regulation on this, please?

Deliveroo and Uber Eats have been sending us food from restaurants with a zero out of five hygiene rating. Ew.

What it means: 23 restaurants on the two apps' platforms have a zero out of five hygiene rating, according to the UK Food Standards Agency – that's looking at things like food handling, how clean the facilitites are, and pest control. Pretty vital stuff.

Regulation says every restaurant has to be rated by the FSA, but they don't have to display their rating on the premises – though you can find them all on the FSA site. Deliveroo doesn't display them on the app – you can only see user ratings (which ironically are above 80 per cent for all the 0 out of 5 hygiene rated restaurants).

Deliveroo says in the 'tiny number of cases' where restaurants don't meet their standards, they 'support them to raise their standards' by giving them access to 'independent, expert advice'. Sounds great, but any chance you might wanna do that before you put them on your app?

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  • RW

    Your right to a degree. You mentioned “the wandering Jew”.

    I elaborate that the Jewish people, historically have tended to migrate almost exclusively to locations that are economically and culturally vibrant already. I would speculate that Jews have thrived in these places and have often improved the bounds of their economies and knowledge base.

    You can also ask; how many massive entertainment conglomerates, Nobel winners or billionaires has Isreal developed? If Jews are so capable, why isn’t Tel Aviv the Rome of our time?

    Jews are successful because they value education, maintain a strong social cohesive, they actively monitor and have a good sense for Zeitgeist wherever they are and they carefully choose the places they settle and congregate themselves heavily in these choice locations.

    But most importantly (haulocaust increased the importance of this aspect), they actually designed their culture for success. They not only attend Harvard, they use what they learned to better the group as a whole. With as much, they studied intricate networking systems, adapted to it and in many cases improved upon them. (See how Japan acquired Aegis warships and made them better).

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