Scores on doors

That’s the snappy name the U.K. is using for restaurant inspection disclosure across the entire country.

For instance, one story reports that food hygiene standards at more than 60 catering outlets across Bradford district, UK, have been graded very poor and their staff had "little or no appreciation of food safety."

The results released and posted on the website www.scoresonthedoors.org, give each outlet a grading of between none and five stars.

The story notes that the prestigious Ilkley Golf Club in Nesfield Road, where top golfer Colin Montgomerie learned to play and names former European Ryder Cup captain Mark James as an honorary member, was among those retaurants given no stars — the lowest ranking possible.

The council’s grading system defines no stars as a performance level very poor’ and that club staff show "a general failure to comply with legal requirements" and "little or no appreciation of food safety."
Inspectors also found that there was "little" confidence in management.

Ratings for all the catering outlets the inspectors visited are available at www.scoresonthedoors.org.uk.

We’re all for restaurant inspection disclosure, not because it necessarily enhances the microbial safety of food, but it does contribute to a food safety culture.