AN ACT DEFINING AND REGULATING THE OPERATION OF FOOD DELIVERY PLATFORMS.
Enacts GS 75-44 to require food delivery platforms to obtain express written authorization from an eating establishment, as defined, before advertising any statement or image implying a partnership with the food delivery platform or before arranging for the delivery of a food order from an eating establishment. Permits an eating establishment to revoke authorizations by written notice. Defines food delivery platform as an online business that acts as an intermediary between consumers and multiple eating establishments by submitting food orders to the eating establishment and arranging for delivery of the order from the eating establishment to consumers. Deems a violation of the new statute an unfair and deceptive trade practice, subject to Article 1 enforcement and penalties.
Amends GS 130A-248, directing the Commission for Public Health to adopt rules governing the delivery of food orders by a food delivery platform.
Effective July 1, 2021.
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