Stakeholders’ Roundtable Session: “Score on the Door” Restaurant Inspection Information Program
Saskatoon Health Region
Population and Public Health
310 Idylwyld Drive North – Second Floor Boardroom
Tuesday, January 12, 2015, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Please RSVP to Lana McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org or (306) 655-4338.
You are invited to a roundtable session to discuss our “Score on the Door” Program recently piloted in Humboldt, SK. This voluntary program displays inspection information on a poster at the entrance to restaurants. The posters show ratings obtained directly from the reports of public health inspectors – presented as “excellent”, “good” and “acceptable” to be more useful to consumers. The goal is to share information with consumers at the right place and the right time: when making dining decisions.
Consumers and restaurant owners have expressed an interest in useful ways to share the information from health inspections. Many cities in Canada, the US and elsewhere share this information through posters hung at the entrance to restaurants. The results have been positive for increased food safety and consumer confidence. Survey results from the Humboldt pilot have shown support for the program from both diners and restaurant operators.
We are considering rolling out this voluntary program in the rest of the Saskatoon Health Region and would like the input of stakeholders in food safety, including diners, restaurant operators and regulators.
For further information please contact Michael Schwandt at 306-655-4479.