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Bonkers Blog January 2014

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14 January (Part 1) - Low Scores on Doors

Which reportIt has been reported several times in the past that Bexley is the worst borough for poor ‘Scores on Doors’, a system which might give customers some idea about a food seller’s hygiene standards if only the numbers were posted on doors. There is no requirement in England to do so.

Bexley council has offered various excuses, among them that they took the decision to inspect all the highest risk premises first thereby biasing the results in one direction and that the quoted statistics have been horribly out of date. A new report by the magazine Which? has cast considerable doubt on Bexley’s excuses.

Instead of just counting the number of food outlets with unacceptable zero, one or two scores they took a more scientific approach by taking into account the percentage of premises not inspected, the number of inspections carried out and the failed follow-ups.

Bexley still came bottom.

Sky link. Public Finance link.


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