The Seoul Metropolitan Government, along with the Jongno District Office and Gwangjang Market, is addressing concerns about potential overcharging by introducing a system to specify food quantities alongside prices. Triggered by a viral video showcasing small portions at high prices, the market plans to implement a labeling method for portion sizes and conduct undercover inspections to ensure fair practices. While some merchants express concerns about disrupting traditional practices and the need for such changes, others advocate for penalties on businesses overcharging customers. Despite divided opinions among merchants, visitors generally support the proposed system for disclosing food quantities, although some feel there might be inconveniences. Tourists' experiences vary, with some perceiving no issues with overcharging while others suggest that showcasing portion sizes or specifying quantities could be beneficial. Initially applied to seven stores, the quantitative labeling system aims for broader implementation across the market and nearby stores in the coming months.
Inserted: 09-01-2024 16:01:12