Scores on Doors - residents information
Eating out? Getting food in? Check the Scores on Doors
To help you choose where to eat out or shop for food the City has implemented the Scores on Doors program. This program gives you information about the hygiene standards in restaurants, pub bistros, cafés, takeaways, hotels, and other places you eat out.
Visible hygiene scores
Certificates on display at food premises give you information about the hygiene standards in food premises at the time they are inspected by one of the City’s Environmental Health Officers. These officers check that food businesses are meeting legal requirements for food hygiene.
It’s not easy to judge hygiene standards on appearance alone. The Scores on Doors certificates give you an idea of what’s going on in the kitchen, or behind closed doors.
The star rating system:
The highest expected level of hygiene and food safety practices.
The business has in place very good hygiene and food safety standards. Some minor areas will need to be addressed to get a higher result.
The business has a good standard of hygiene and food safety. A number of non-critical areas were found which need attention to get a higher result.
Consumers can choose
You can check the scores and use the information to choose a business with higher standards. It’s also good to share this information with friends and family.
Scores on Doors ratings recognise businesses with the highest standards and encourage others to improve.
The aim is to reduce the number of cases of food poisoning which currently affects around 5.4 million Australians every year.