Hygiene mark for Tweed eateries

TWEED restaurant lovers will soon be able to see the hygiene rating of their favourite eateries when the New South Wales Food Authority rolls out the Scores on Doors system.

The system will provide the consumers of Tweed with point-of-sale information indicating how well food service businesses comply with food-hygiene standards during inspections.

The NSW Food Authority hopes this will improve food-hygiene compliance in businesses and reduces food-borne illnesses in NSW.

Scores on Doors will feature a simple ranking system of an A, B or C, where A represents the highest level of compliance possible.

The system will be trialled in July this year for a six-month period prior to state-wide commencement of the system from July 1, 2011.

Manager of Fins Restaurant and Bar Morgan Frazer said the introduction of the system will not have a negative effect on quality restaurants in the region.

“If you have great service, quality ingredients and good staff then there should be nothing to hide,” Ms Frazer said.

“People should know if a restaurant is not hygienic, however I would like to see the NSW Food Authority work with NSW Tourism to promote regional dining as well.”



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