Despite the fact that a food business was shut down and two received penalties last year over food hygiene issues, they are protected from being publicly named and shamed by the current laws.
All this could change from next year... The State Government are looking to adopt a compulsory version of New South Wales Score on Doors scheme. This means that food businesses will have to display their health inspection results for patrons to view.
There are 1,250 registered food venues in Cairns area, however customer have no way of knowing which were fined and which business was shut down due to food hygiene issues.
From: The Cairns Post, 15th August 2012
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