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Scores on the Doors

Scores on the Doors – Food Hygiene FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions about Scores on the Doors. What are Scores on the Doors schemes? Local authority enforcement officers are responsible for inspecting food businesses to ensure they meet the legal requirements on food hygiene. Under the Scores on the Doors schemes, each food outlet is given a hygiene rating or score that reflects the inspection findings and may display this in their premises where consumers can see it. Scores are also available via websites where consumers can see the scores for all the participating businesses in the local area. What is the purpose of Scores on the Doors schemes? The primary purpose of these ‘scores on the doors’ schemes is to allow consumers to make informed choices about the places in which they eat out and from which the... »

Food Standards Agency – Scores on the Doors

It is very important that all food businesses obey the law and supply food that is safe to eat. Consumers in certain areas can already see how well a food business complies with food hygiene regulations through Scores on the Doors schemes run by their local authority. The primary purpose of these Scores on the Doors schemes is to allow consumers to make informed choices about the places in which they eat out and from which they purchase food, and, through this, to encourage businesses to improve hygiene standards. Local authority enforcement officers are responsible for inspecting food businesses to ensure that they meet the legal requirements on food hygiene. Under Scores on the Doors schemes, each food outlet is given a hygiene rating or hygiene score that reflects the inspection finding... »