Uber’s regulatory and legal troubles have been making a lot of headlines. But a whole different sector of the “sharing economy” – so-called “meal-sharing” – is growing with far less government scrutiny.
Apps such as Feastly, Cookapp and EatWith allow wannabe professional chefs to turn their homes into restaurants by advertising and serving home-cooked meals – for a price.
There’s no legislation in sight that would mandate that these online meal merchants comply with state health, food safety and other relevant regulations. And health code inspectors aren’t knocking on the doors of private homes.
Hosts using those apps aren’t required to have professional training, nor to meet state health codes. According to Feastly’s website, it follows strict guidelines to ensure food safety, “personally vets” each cook, and “provides them with access to” food handling certification providers. But the company doesn’t require hosts to obtain certification.
Cookapp’s website states that it maintains general liability insurance, while EatWith asserts that it “carefully vets” its hosts.
At least some health codes exempt “private clubs,” “private events,” or “private homes where food is prepared or served for family consumption,” from regulation. Whether Feastly or Cookapp dinners – held in private homes but sold to the public – are still considered “private,” though, is an open question.
All Bloomberg BNA treatises are available on standing order, which ensures you will always receive the most current edition of the book or supplement of the title you have ordered from Bloomberg BNA’s book division. As soon as a new supplement or edition is published (usually annually) for a title you’ve previously purchased and requested to be placed on standing order, we’ll ship it to you to review for 30 days without any obligation. During this period, you can either (a) honor the invoice and receive a 5% discount (in addition to any other discounts you may qualify for) off the then-current price of the update, plus shipping and handling or (b) return the book(s), in which case, your invoice will be cancelled upon receipt of the book(s). Call us for a prepaid UPS label for your return. It’s as simple and easy as that. Most importantly, standing orders mean you will never have to worry about the timeliness of the information you’re relying on. And, you may discontinue standing orders at any time by contacting us at 1.800.960.1220 or by sending an email to email@example.com.
Put me on standing order at a 5% discount off list price of all future updates, in addition to any other discounts I may quality for. (Returnable within 30 days.)
Notify me when updates are available (No standing order will be created).
This Bloomberg BNA report is available on standing order, which ensures you will all receive the latest edition. This report is updated annually and we will send you the latest edition once it has been published. By signing up for standing order you will never have to worry about the timeliness of the information you need. And, you may discontinue standing orders at any time by contacting us at 1.800.372.1033, option 5, or by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Put me on standing order
Notify me when new releases are available (no standing order will be created)