Food safety and consumer protection

The online platform service economy is here to stay so regulation needs to adapt to this new way of providing a service. How will regulation address safety and hygiene standards, taxes, compliance, crime, protection of consumer rights and interests?

Regulatory report: Romania

Written by Laura Garay Gómez || 10th January 2022 || In-depth reports |

There are no regulations in Romania for delivery platforms or their workers, but they are covered by rules in other areas such as safety regulations, packaging and competition ...

Regulatory alerts: December 2021

Written by PlatformsIntelligence || 31st December 2021 || Alerts |

This month's regulatory alerts includes updates from Belgium, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Romania, Spain, the UK, Ukraine, Canada, Mexico, the US, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Russia, Saudi...

Platforms regulatory database

Written by Pablo Cano Trilla || 10th December 2021 || Regulatory and policy trackers |

The Platforms global regulatory tracker, updated here every month, is now available in an Excel format. The information within this database provides an overview of the most relevant sector-specific regulations and political initiatives for food delivery and similar...

Platforms global regulatory tracker December

Written by Pablo Cano Trilla || 10th December 2021 || Regulatory and policy trackers |

The PlatformIntelligence global regulatory tracker is essential to understanding the current regulations for food delivery and similar platform services. Our in-house regulatory team analyse various data sources, including first-hand information from policymakers, to keep you up-to-date with the...

Legal and political events calendar

Written by Pablo Cano Trilla || 3rd December 2021 || Regulatory and policy trackers |

The PlatformsIntelligence compliance calendar provides key regulatory deadline dates applicable to the platforms sector to enable you to keep up to date with changes to regulations on workers' rights, the environment, fees and more ...

Regulatory alerts: November 2021

Written by PlatformsIntelligence || 30th November 2021 || Alerts |

This month's regulatory alerts includes updates from Belgium, EU, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, UK, Canada, Mexico, US, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Saudi...

Regulatory report: United Arab Emirates

Written by PlatformsIntelligence || 29th November 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report offers a detailed overview of the current regulatory framework surrounding the online platform services sector in the UAE, covering all areas of legislation ...

Regulatory report: Poland

Written by Laura Garay Gómez || 25th November 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report into the current regulatory framework for the online platform services sector in Poland covers all the relevant legislation from environment to workers' rights and competition ...

Regulatory report: Denmark

Written by Marija Obradovic || 24th November 2021 || In-depth reports |

Delivery workers may be employees or independent contractors in Denmark. This report covers the current regulatory framework for the online platform services sector in Denmark, looking at all areas of legislation ...

Regulatory report: Indonesia

Written by PlatformsIntelligence || 10th November 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report into the current regulatory framework for the online platform services sector in Indonesia covers all the relevant legislation from environment and workers' rights to competition and food safety ...

Regulatory report: Morocco

Written by Maati Ech Chaibi El Hidaoui || 8th November 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report offers a detailed overview of the current regulatory framework surrounding the online platform services sector in Morocco ...

Regulatory alerts: October 2021

Written by PlatformsIntelligence || 31st October 2021 || Alerts |

This month's regulatory alerts includes updates from Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Monaco, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK, Ukraine, Canada, Mexico, US, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, India, Indonesia, Israel, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Panama,...

Regulatory report: Norway

Written by Lorenzo Guaragna || 14th October 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report covers current laws relating to deliveries and employee status in Norway, which may be changed as a new government takes office ...

Regulatory report: Switzerland

Written by Berta Camps Bisbal || 11th October 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report covers the current regulatory framework for the online platform services sector in Switzerland, covering all relevant legislation from workers and food safety to transportation and environment ...

Regulatory alerts: September 2021

Written by PlatformsIntelligence || 30th September 2021 || Alerts |

This month's regulatory alerts includes updates from Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, EU, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Ukraine, UK, Mexico, Canada, US, Argentina, Australia, Bermuda, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Qatar,...

Regulatory report: Hong Kong

Written by Rui Feng || 27th September 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report offers a detailed overview of the current regulatory framework surrounding the online platform services sector in Hong Kong ...

Regulatory report: Ireland

Written by Elsa Carrasco || 24th September 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report examines the current regulatory framework for the online platform services sector in Ireland, covering all relevant legislation at both national and local level ...

Regulatory report: Belarus

Written by Dmytro Korchahin || 20th September 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report offers a detailed overview of the current regulatory framework surrounding the online platform services sector in Belarus ...

Regulatory alerts: August 2021

Written by PlatformsIntelligence || 31st August 2021 || Alerts |

This month's regulatory alerts includes updates from Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, Ukraine, Canada, Mexico, US, Australia, China, Colombia, India, Kuwait, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and South Africa ...

Regulatory report: China

Written by Rui Feng || 27th August 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report covers the current regulatory framework for the online platform services sector in China, covering all relevant legislation ...

Regulatory alerts: July 2021

Written by PlatformsIntelligence || 18th August 2021 || Alerts |

This month's regulatory alerts includes updates from EU, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Romania, Spain, UK, Ukraine, Canada, Mexico, US, Australia, Chile, China, India, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia and Taiwan ...

Regulatory report: Russia

Written by Dmytro Korchahin || 18th August 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report offers a detailed overview of the current regulatory framework surrounding the online platform services sector in Russia ...

Regulatory report: California

Written by Anthony Traurig || 23rd July 2021 || In-depth reports |

California’s food delivery sector is highly regulated both at the state and local levels, with most of the regulations coming from the areas of environmental law and labour law ...

When Covid-19 spread around the world, the demand for online food sales soared, bringing with it an increased need to consider the food safety and integrity risks of delivering food in this manner. 

Risk analysis in the context of the online platform service economy is challenging and must consider what can go wrong at vendor and platform levels – which will vary across platforms.

Our legal analysts keep you informed about where the law stands today, as well which proposals are currently in discussion that are likely to change it in future. Find out which political attitudes are driving new regulation and how they will impact future regulation of food delivery.