Scores on Doors trial
What is Scores on Doors?
Scores on Doors is a system that allows the public to view a scorecard in the form of a certificate which rates a food business’s compliance with food safety and hygiene requirements.
The certificate is issued by council following an inspection by their Environmental Health Officer (EHO), and is positioned in a place highly visible to consumers, usually in the businesses front window or on the front door.
Scores on Doors will be a good advertisement for businesses that comply with food safety legislation. Good food hygiene means a good rating and a good rating is good for business.
What is happening now?
A state-wide voluntary trial of the Scores on Doors scheme has commenced in NSW. The trial is open to all councils and businesses operating in those council areas, however participation by both council and food businesses is voluntary.
How do I join?
Food businesses operating in a local council area that is participating in the Scores on Doors scheme council should contact council and ask to join. Click here for a list of participating councils.
Food businesses that are operating in a local government area that is currently not participating in the trial are encouraged to contact their council and express interest in participating.
What does the trial involve? Will it cost me anything to join?
Scores on Doors makes the existing inspection process that is conducted by councils more transparent. It does not involve any additional inspections and there are no additional costs to your business.
For more information
Interested businesses should read:
To prepare for an insepection businesses can use this checklist:
- Food premises assessment report (pdf, 347KB)
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