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Food Safety Rating Scheme

What does the New Food Safety Rating Scheme mean for Business?

A new Food Safety Rating Scheme has been introduced to display food safety of businesses such as restaurants, hotels and cafés. 

The Food Safety Rating Scheme provides information about the food safety of local businesses through a star rating to allow residents to make informed choices about where they decide to purchase food. 

The star rating is calculated using the results of routine inspections undertaken by Mitcham Council’s Environmental Health Officers who have undergone specific training. 

Businesses will be awarded a rating of up to five stars on a certificate. 

5 Stars – Excellent

4 Stars – Very Good

3 Stars - Good 

Businesses that do not meet the food safety standards will not be awarded a star rating and will be asked to resolve problems within a set timeframe. 

Display of the star rating certificate is voluntary for businesses. It is important to remember that certificates are only awarded once a routine inspection is undertaken which may be once every 12 months. 

The Scheme has been developed, in conjunction with industry, consumers and local government. Following a 12 month pilot the City of Mitcham has joined the state wide scheme and will be notifying food businesses in the coming weeks. 

For further information, please contact Council on 8372 8816 or visit and search “Food Safety Rating Scheme”.

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