It’s not scores on doors if the restaurant inspection result isn’t posted

The Brits like to call their restaurant inspection disclosure system ‘scores on doors’ but consumers in Wales are unanimously disappointed and probably a little baffled that results won’t actually have to be posted.

But let a spokeswoman from the U.K. Food Standards Agency explain:

“The scheme is neither intended to punish non-compliance nor be an additional enforcement tool for local authorities. There are other, more appropriate, enforcement options available.

“We believe that as awareness of the national scheme grows, consumers will make their own judgments about a business failing to display its score and that this will encourage businesses to display them.”

Abby Alford of WalesOnline reports that FSA maintains “the display of scores had been opposed by industry, would be an unwelcome delay in introducing the scheme and was not in line with the principle of better regulation.”