How to find out the food hygiene grade of your favourite Uber Eats eatery

Every year New Zealand's foodies are shocked and often saddened by the list of the country's dirtiest restaurants, released after inspections by city councils. 

This year four Auckland restaurants received E and 25 received D hygiene grades between December 1 and January 20, for filthy scenes behind their good-looking exteriors.

While you can check the rating of your fave places on the giant sign in the window - or hidden behind a plant if it's poor - customers raised concerns this week that those grades aren't shown on food delivery app Uber Eats. 

Four of the Auckland eateries to receive a D grade are currently available to buy from using the app. A West Auckland woman told Stuff she was horrified to learn her favourite local joint to order from was on the list, and is calling for it to be listed on the app. 

But if you're also concerned about the hygiene grade of your favourite eatery, fear not. You can actually easily find it on the Auckland council website, using its handy search engine. 

How to find out the food hygiene grade of your favourite Uber Eats eatery
Photo credit: Auckland Council Website.

For example, my favourite Auckland takeaway spot is Eden Noodle Cafe on Dominion Road. Doing a very quick search, I can see they have an A grade rating. Happy days!

How to find out the food hygiene grade of your favourite Uber Eats eatery
Photo credit: Auckland Council Website.

An Uber Eats spokesperson said in a statement that restaurants that use the app "comply with local food safety standards when preparing meals for customers".  

"That includes the display of food grades on-premise where required," the spokesperson said.

"After every order, the Uber app offers an opportunity to provide a star rating and direct feedback for the restaurant as well as to rate particular items within an order."

 

 

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