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Food Safety Rating Scheme for consumers

Look out for the star rating at the places you eat.

The Food Safety Rating Scheme gives you information about how well food businesses comply with food safety standards. The more stars awarded means a higher standard of food safety.

How it works

During routine food safety inspections of food businesses, local council Environmental Health Officers calculate a score based on how well the food business meets food safety standards. This score is interpreted into a star rating:

3 stars - good

4 stars - very good

5 stars - excellent

Businesses that score 3, 4 or 5 stars receive a certificate to display proudly to let you know food safety standards have been met. If a score of less than 3 stars is calculated a certificate will not be awarded and the local council will work with the business to improve compliance.

Look for the stars

Look out for the star rating certificate at the places you eat.

Certificates can be seen at eateries across South Australia, but participation in the scheme is voluntary for local councils. A business also has the choice on whether or not to display a certificate, so just because a food business does not have a certificate does not mean it is unsafe. Read why a business does not have a certificate (PDF 208KB) for more information.

Currently, 18 local councils are participating in the Food Safety Rating Scheme.

  • Adelaide City Council
  • Adelaide Hills Council
  • Town of Gawler
  • City of Charles Sturt
  • City of Holdfast Bay
  • City of Mitcham
  • City of Mount Gambier
  • City of Tea Tree Gully
  • District Council of Mount Barker
  • Kangaroo Island Council
  • Mid Murray Council
  • Rural City of Murray Bridge
  • City of Onkaparinga
  • City of Playford
  • City of Port Adelaide Enfield
  • City of Salisbury
  • City of Unley
  • City of West Torrens

How the scheme helps you

The Food Safety Rating Scheme helps you to make informed choices about where you eat. Businesses that underperform receive education and support to improve food safety compliance.

Read the Food Safety Rating Scheme fact sheet (PDF 587KB) for more information.

Food businesses can learn more about the scheme at Food Safety Rating Scheme - businesses.

Further information

Phone: (08) 8226 7100

Email: health.FSRS@sa.gov.au

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