South Yorkshire and Aberdeen have become the latest councils to give the public greater access to the food hygiene reports in all the county's restaurants. In South Yorkshire, the four local authorities have joined together to launch the Scores on the Doors website, where 3,000 businesses are listed with stars to denote the standards of food hygiene and safety. Businesses that achieve three stars or above (five is the highest) will receive a hygiene award certificate to display on the premises.
Councillor Mary Lea, Sheffield Council's Cabinet member for Sustainable Environment, commented, "There are many extremely good food outlets in the region and we believe that, by publicising information about the businesses' food hygiene standards, it will act as an incentive for all businesses to ensure high standards of hygiene are maintained."
Norwich City Council was the first council to publish its restaurant food and safety