New draft decree regulates temperature, food safety for beer-selling
The Ministry of Trade and Industry recently introduced a new draft decree that would require brewers and beer sellers not to serve beer in places where the temperature is higher than 30C, thereby forcing beer locations and bia hoi to install proper ventilation and equipment. It would also require beer to be stored at least 15cm away from the ground and 30cm and 50cm from the wall and ceiling, respectively.
The latest draft decree follows another controversial draft decree that oversees the sales of alcoholic products, including a clause that bans selling beer on the sidewalk. Though that clause was dropped earlier this month due to feedback from beer businesses, the new draft decree is similarly causing initial objections from the public, who remain skeptical about its feasibility. “I bet the draft composers always drink beer in air-conditioned rooms,” one reader commented online at Tuoi Tre.