state-wide food safety programme – Scores on Doors – is to be implemented in
scheme encourages restaurants, cafés, pubs and fast-food outlets to display the
‘score’ certificate they have achieved via food premises inspections so that
customers can have confidence in the safety of the food on offer.
Harbour is a well-known tourist destination and food businesses play an
important role in the local economy,” said David Battese, Council’s Group
Leader Sustainable Places.
Scores on Doors will not only provide a positive way for local businesses to
advertise themselves, but will provide people with a very visible way to make
informed choices over where they eat.”
Scores on Doors programme provides a number of benefits including:
rewarding food premises that do the right thing by their
providing food premises with a public incentive to raise
helping provide the community with assurance and value-for-money
NSW Government and the NSW Food Authority are actively encouraging councils to
start the programme. It is already operating in around 33 councils, while a
further 50 councils are working towards its introduction.
are graded from 3-star to 5-star, with 5 being the highest rating. Businesses
that achieve these ratings will be encouraged to display their certificates at
their premises. Operators with major hygiene and food safety issues will not
receive any certification.
programme will become part of our regular mandatory inspections, particularly
the higher risk premises that have the greatest potential to cause illness if
food is handled incorrectly – such as restaurants, pub bistros, hotels, cafés,
bakeries, clubs and takeaway outlets including mobile vendors and market stalls,” said Mr Battese.
aims to start Scores on Doors in July 2016 following a 12-month staged
education and engagement process with local food operators that will start from
July 1 2015.