Catering sector regulations are subject to municipal ordinances, the ordinances issued by regional governments, and Noise Law 37/2003.
Fines for infringements range from 600 € to 300,000 €, depending on severity.
THE ``COFFEE EFFECT``: RAISING ONE'S VOICE TO BE HEARD OVER OTHER CONVERSATIONS, A CHAIN EFFECT WHICH USUALLY BRINGS THE LEVEL OF NOISE TO 80 DB OR MORE.
ACCORDING TO THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND EMPLOYMENT’S DOCUMENT “ERGONOMIC ASPECTS OF NOISE”, LEVELS IN BARS AND CAFETERIAS SHOULD NOT EXCEED 40 DB.
In modern gastronomy, the customer is seeking pleasant culinary and sensorial experiences.
Legal penalties: Controls have been stepped up in recent years, and noise nuisance regulations have been tightened.