Russia’s food industry is being accused of a widespread cover-up of how its fast-food restaurants are getting ready for the start of summer.
And some legal experts are calling on the government to take action against the company for its alleged “no flash” lunching procedure.
In a lawsuit filed in federal court in London on Monday, lawyer David Cope argued that RUBINOS “no-flash” policy “is not legal” and called for the company to immediately implement a law to end the practice.
The lawyer claims that the practice of “no fast-service” at RUBIS “is a blatant and deliberate violation of the human rights of millions of Russians.”
According to the complaint, the practice is “unconscionable and inhuman” and the “immoral” and “unacceptable” practice “does not correspond to the Russian character.”
RUBINS lunching policy is in violation of Russian law and violates Russian standards of hospitality, said Cope.
“RUBINO is a company that has made it clear to its staff that they are not supposed to eat any fast food after 9 p.m.,” said Cose, who represents the UK-based RBC bank and other banks in the case.
“This is not a legal issue.”
RBC and RUBINEAST food chains in London have denied any connection with the lunching issue.
“We have no reason to believe that we were involved in any kind of cover-ups or mismanagement.” “
The issue has been thoroughly investigated by our lawyers and we have concluded that this is not an issue that we have taken lightly,” said a spokesperson for RUBINA.
“We have no reason to believe that we were involved in any kind of cover-ups or mismanagement.”
Cope said that while “the Russian authorities should take action,” the “public can rest assured that RUCINO is working hard to comply with the law and is committed to ensuring the safety and welfare of its customers.”
RUCINAS lawyers in London are arguing that RUSSIAN food law is “an extremely complex and subjective area” and that the company is not required to adhere to it.
According to Cope, the Russian legislation only addresses the provision of food “by persons in a restaurant,” and does not cover “the conduct of any individual in a public place.”
“The law provides very little guidance to Russian restaurants,” said Cicello.
“They must follow all Russian legislation in the field, including those dealing with food, food safety, and safety at the premises.”
According the lawsuit, RUBIOS lunching practices are not a new phenomenon and “there is no reason why RUCINA should have a legal obligation to follow this particular law.”
“There are many different regulations that govern food at restaurants in Russia,” said Catherine Boon, a law professor at the University of Westminster and the founder of the Center for Food Safety Law.
“You have to look at the law to see what is in it.
But there are very few examples of what a restaurant might do.”
Boon told The Globe and Mail that a number of other Russian restaurants have been caught in the past “using the excuse of not being able to supply their employees with food.”
But Cope believes that RUBAVIRTS decision to “no eat” is an example of the company “not having to follow all of the laws” in the Russian market.
“There is a widespread assumption that Russia has the strictest food law in the world,” said Boon.
“That is not the case.”
RUPAINTS new “no food” policy has sparked controversy.
The company’s new policy is reportedly in response to a petition by Russian consumer groups and “many other organizations.”
Cose and RUPINOS spokesperson said that RUPANTS “has no intention of breaching any legislation.”
“We are working with our legal team to ensure that we comply with all Russian law,” said RUPINA spokesperson.
“However, we cannot make any further comment at this stage.”
The lawsuit is Cose’s latest move to challenge RUBIOS lunching practice in court.
In November, the London-based law firm Gove Mitchell argued in court that RUMBINAS “no access to fast food is illegal, because it is part of a meal.”
The law firm is representing RUBRIANS former CEO, Alexander Kudrin, who was fired after a video was leaked showing him ordering a meal at RUMBRINAS restaurant in London.
Kudrill is also the founder and president of the Russian Association of Food Manufacturers.
In April, RUMRINA and RUBIAS filed a lawsuit in London against the United States Food and Drug Administration, which they claim has jurisdiction over the company’s business