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Scores on Doors


To help you choose where to eat out or shop for food Cootamundra Shire Council is participating in the NSW Scores on Doors program.

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

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 in partnership with the NSW Food Authority where a business is assessed against a standardised food safety checklist and assigned a star rating reflecting their performance where 5 stars is Excellent, 4 stars is Very Good and 3 stars is Good.

The program will help you choose where to eat out or shop for food.

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 our officers. Council officers check that businesses are meeting legal requirements for food hygiene.

Residents and visitors to Cootamundra Shire Council can also have food hygiene and safety inspection information literally in the palm of their hand, with the new ‘Scores on Doors’ mobile app. This free app is available for download from both the Apple App Store and Google Play and aims to give consumers access to the results of food hygiene and safety inspections of restaurants, cafes and takeaways from the convenience of their mobile phone.

It’s not easy to judge hygiene standards on appearance alone. The Scores on Doors ratings 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.

Click to search food businesses ‘Scores on Doors’ star rating

Click for more information on the Scores on Doors Program