Retail food businesses in participating council areas can be awarded a certificate and sticker to display after their hygiene and food safety inspection by the local council.
Scores on Doors is for:
- pub bistros
These NSW food service businesses usually process and sell food that is ready-to-eat, intended for immediate consumption and potentially hazardous. This means it may require special handling to be safe, such as temperature control.
Scores on Doors is not intended for:
- delicatessens or greengrocers
- low risk food premises or businesses that serve pre-packaged food, such as petrol service stations and convenience stores
- temporary markets, mobile food vending vehicles
- retail food businesses which hold a NSW Food Authority licence and are separately audited, such as butchers.
Councils award the scores (star ratings) for businesses in their area. They may have a list of businesses and scores on their council website.