Practical Information

A mark of quality

The smiley scheme was started in 2001 and has proven a very popular way for food consumers to check the quality of places to eat. The Food Authority awards all restaurants smiley faces or “Smileys” as determined by their food hygiene standards.

Smiley grades

Businesses must display their smiley certificate for customers and in 2008, a new elite smiley face was introduced, which many eateries are now using in their marketing. 4 other grades of smileys are available, from happy down to sour, which signals that the restaurant has received a warning or a fine.

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