Food service businesses within the City of Melville have an obligation to ensure that all food sold to the public is handled in accordance with Food Safety Standards for Australia and New Zealand.
Scores on the Doors is the City’s new food hygiene recognition scheme that uses a star-rating system to indicate a business’ food safety standard.
Mayor Russell Aubrey said the initiative would contribute to a strengthened food safety culture across the City while also empowering residents to make more informed dining choices.
‘This scheme reflects the City’s commitment to improve the overall wellbeing of our community and when our environmental health officers begin random inspections this month, they will be looking to help and advise local businesses how to best improve their food safety rating,’ he said.
Food service providers across the City will be assessed against food safety criteria and will receive an overall score based on performance.
Once assessed, businesses will receive a certificate advising customers of their food safety score and residents will be able to access a list of local businesses’ food safety scores on the City’s website.
To assist providers to meet their food safety obligations, the City is facilitating access to I’M ALERT: a free, online food safety training resource.
The training is equivalent to a two-day consultant-delivered course. For details on the Scores on the Doors scheme or to register for I’M ALERT online food safety training please visit www.melvillecity.com.au/imalert or call 1300 635 845.