Scores on Doors hygiene program
Scores on Doors
Scores on Doors is the NSW food business hygiene rating program that enables consumers to make informed choices about where to eat or shop for food. It drives food safety culture in food businesses and therefore a reduction in foodborne illness.
Scores on Doors gives greater visibility and transparency of compliance by food businesses.
Eating out? Getting food in? Check the Scores on Doors
To help you choose where to eat out or shop for food Murrumbidgee Council is participating in the NSW Scores on Doors program.
The program gives you information about the hygiene standards in restaurants, pub bistros, cafés, takeaways, hotels, and other places you eat out.
Visible hygiene scores
Scores on Doors is being run by Murrumbidgee Council in partnership with the NSW Food Authority.
The program will help you choose where to eat out or shop for food.
Certificates and stickers on display at food premises give you information about the hygiene standards in food premises at the time they are inspected by one of our officers. Council officers check that businesses are meeting legal requirements for food hygiene.
It’s not easy to judge hygiene standards on appearance alone. The Scores on Doors certificates and stickers give you an idea of what’s going on in the kitchen, or behind closed doors.
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.
Food premises are regularly inspected to ensure compliance with relevant legislation.
The NSW food service and retail food industries are regulated by the Food Standards Code which sets out the standards for food and food businesses.
National food law, Food Safety Standard 3.2.2, requires that all food businesses in NSW notify the NSW Food Authority (the Authority) of their food activity details, unless those businesses are already licensed by the Authority.