Scores on Doors: A 5-star program

Published on 09 August 2022

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When it comes to Scores on Doors ratings from Murray River Council, five stars is as good as it gets.

And several business owners from Moama have been busy putting up their very own five-star rating certificates this past week for excellence in food hygiene and safety.

Murray River Tea Rooms, Busy Bean Drive Thru Coffee, Magoo’s Takeaway, Hammond Providore and Three Black Sheep have all been awarded top-points.

The ratings have been awarded during the first round of food outlet inspections under the Scores on Doors program.

Council’s team expects more top scores as the inspections continue this month across Moama.

The State Government initiative is aimed at letting residents and diners see how well local food businesses are complying with food hygiene and safety requirements.

The rating system of Excellent (5 stars), Very Good (4 stars) and Good (3 stars), all represent various levels of compliance with the Food Standards Code.

Mayor, Chris Bilkey said the result of the inspection determined if an award was warranted.

“Our officers inspect businesses and rate their hygiene and food safety standards, taking into account such things as food temperature control, food prepared in advance of service, food handler hygiene, cleaning and pest control.”

“With a brightly coloured green and purple sticker emblazoned on the door of participating businesses, the intention is to boldly proclaim the business's health compliance.”

The program introduction is still in its early stages at Murray River Council and will continue to be rolled out across Moama and all other towns over the coming months.


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