FIVE STARS: Danny Chan from the Great Wall Chinese Restaurant puts up his latest official five star food and health safety Scores on Doors certificate which he received from Bathurst Regional Council. 120115fivestarsWHEN it comes to Scores on Doors ratings from Bathurst Regional Council, five stars is as good as it gets.
Danny Chan from the Great Wall Chinese Restaurant was busy putting up his official certificate for excellence in food hygiene and safety for all to see.
It arrived in the mail last week after the latest round of inspections of local food outlets by council’s environmental health officers.
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.
Deputy mayor Ian North said the result of the inspection determined if an award was warranted.
“If a premises is awarded a five-star certificate it is forwarded to the owner of the business soon after the inspection,” Cr North said. “It is not mandated or necessary for the certificate to be displayed.
“However, if any subsequent inspection reveals the premises not to be of a five-star standard, the existing certificate is usually removed from the premises by council’s environment health officer.
“If you see a restaurant displaying the purple and green poster you can dine there safe in the knowledge it has met hygiene and food safety standards during the last inspection and if it’s not displaying one, you can ask why.”
A council spokeperson said its 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 sanitisation and pest control.
Mr Chan said Scores on Doors offers businesses a fantastic opportunity to show customers just how seriously they take food hygiene and the results they have achieved by displaying a rating certificate on their door.
“Here at the Great Wall we are proud to be part of Scores on Doors and it shows we are doing our part to ensure everyone has a memorable dining experience here,” he said.
“We have been in business at the same location in George Street since 1989 and are one of Bathurst’s pioneering Chinese restaurants.
“At present we are undergoing major renovations, including special attention to our kitchen with new appliances to ensure we maintain that five star Scores on Doors rating.
“The inspectors from council came through the restaurant about two weeks ago and we received our certificate last week.”
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