Local cafés, restaurants, pubs and many other
food outlets throughout the Coffs Harbour area are the latest businesses to be included
in the NSW ‘Scores on Doors’ hygiene and food safety rating program.
and visitors can see how well local food businesses are complying with food hygiene
and safety requirements through the 3 stars, 4 stars and 5 stars rating
certificates now on display.
Doors offers businesses a fantastic opportunity to show customers just how
seriously Coffs’ businesses take food hygiene and the results they’ve achieved
by displaying a rating certificate on their door,” said Coffs Harbour Mayor,
Councillor Denise Knight. “It’s about celebrating success. We look at it as fame,
certificates reflect the results of regular hygiene and food safety inspections.
Previously only inspectors and businesses knew the results – now diners will know
Doors gives customers an idea of what’s going on in the kitchen and out the
back at your favourite restaurant, café or takeaway,” said Council’s Robert
relevant businesses have been inspected and rated over the past year and
businesses that have qualified for a rating, will have received their
certificates ready for the July 1 launch.
If you see a restaurant displaying the purple and green poster you know
immediately that it’s met minimum hygiene and food safety standards during the
last food inspection. If there is no certificate on display, you might want to
system of Excellent (5 stars), Very Good (4 stars) and Good (3 stars), all
represent various levels of compliance with the Food Standards Code. Council
officers inspect businesses and rate their hygiene and food safety standards.
The rating includes food temperature control, food prepared in advance of
service, food handler hygiene, cleaning and sanitisation and pest control.
Doors’ creates greater consistency in food hygiene inspections around NSW as
councils use standardised inspection checklists. It also gives greater
visibility and transparency of compliance by food businesses.
Harbour City Council is proud to be part of ‘Scores on Doors’ as it helps reduce
illness from poor handling practices and ensures that residents and visitors
can enjoy their meals with confidence,” said Robert.
is ongoing so poor performers will have the chance to receive a higher rating
at their 2016/2017 inspection, if they take the necessary steps to ensure the
food they prepare is safe to eat.
Learn more on the scheme or visit www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/scoresondoors