Food safety ratings at your fingertips

Food safety ratings at your fingertips

Thursday, 14 June 2018

The Scores on the Doors app and website lets you quickly and easily check food safety ratings for local food businesses.

With more than 800 food businesses across Penrith, it can be hard to decide where to eat out or get takeaway, but Council has helped make the choice a little easier.

A free app now means you can see quickly and easily which restaurants, cafes and takeaway food sellers Council has rated highly for food safety and hygiene.

Download the free Scores on the Doors app from the App Store or Google Play, or visit to see which were awarded 3 stars (good), 4 stars (very good) or 5 stars (excellent) in their latest routine inspection by Council.

Council's Environmental Health Officers regularly inspect all registered food businesses as part of our Food Safety Program. During an inspection, food businesses are assessed against a standardised food safety checklist and assigned a star rating reflecting their overall performance.

The Scores on Doors Program, part of the Food Regulation Partnership between the NSW Food Authority and local government, was implemented across Penrith from 1 July 2016. It means businesses that perform well in their inspection can display a certificate for potential customers to see.

Penrith Mayor Councillor John Thain said Council plays an active role in protecting the health of our community, including by helping make sure local food businesses follow high standards so the food they sell is safe to eat and doesn't make people sick.

"The Scores on Doors program rewards the vast majority of local food businesses that do the right thing and provides an extra incentive for them to continually follow best practice," Cr Thain said.

"By providing our results through the Scores on the Doors app and website, alongside those of several other councils, we are making it even easier for people to have the information at their fingertips while they're out and about across the City," he said.

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Thursday, 14 June 2018.