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Scores on doors
Scores on doors.pngSingleton Council in conjunction with the NSW Food Authority is participating in the voluntary ‘Scores on Doors’, food safety and hygiene rating program from the 1 July 2014. This rating enables consumers to make an informed choice about where to eat or shop for food.

The rating is assigned after an unannounced routine inspection by Council’s Environmental Health Officers who assess the business against a food safety checklist. A certificate is then issued by Council and positioned in a highly visible place for customers, usually at the front door or window, or where orders are taken. Council also publishes a list of 5 star rated businesses in the Singleton local government area.

 Score Definition
5 star rating
The highest expected level of hygiene and food safety practices.
Very Good
4 star rating
Very good hygiene and food safety practices.

Some minor areas need to be addressed to get a higher result.
4 star rating
Good general standard of hygiene and food safety. Some non-critical areas need attention to get a higher result.
 (no grade) A business with major hygiene and food safety issues does not get a certificate to display.

Depending on the issue, businesses can be issued with warning or improvement notices directing them to address the problem. If they don’t, they can be fined and appear on the NSW Food Authority Name & Shame register. In the worst cases a premises can be closed.

Businesses not participating in the Scores on Doors program also have no certificate.

Singleton Council
PO Box 314 Singleton NSW 2330
Ph: 02 6578 7290