Scores on Doors
Scores on Doors
Scores on Doors is a program 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 marketing tool for businesses that comply with food safety legislation. Good food hygiene means a good rating and a good rating is good for business.
Status of program
A state-wide voluntary trial of the Scores on Doors program officially ran during 2011 and 2012, and is now continuing on a voluntary basis in 26 Council areas across the state. A working group of key participants and stakeholders industry has been formed to improve and extend participation in the program.
The program is open to all councils and businesses operating in those council areas, however participation by both council and food businesses is voluntary.
How to join
Food businesses operating in a local council area that is participating in the Scores on Doors program 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.
No cost 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.
Interested businesses should read:
To prepare for an insepection businesses can use this checklist:
- Food premises assessment report (pdf, 347KB)
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