Great minds think alike?

Stuff co-incidentally has an article with a very similar idea to an article I wrote the day before with the headline, “D is for Diarrhoea, D is for Dysentery.


The reasons given  for the ratings include:

Poor pest control

Translation: rats, mice, cockroaches, ants and other creepy crawlies.

Either great minds think alike or someone at Stuff reads Whaleoil.

Whaleoil: 17/01/18 4pm

Is it just me or is it crazy that businesses are allowed to operate with a D rating or worse? Shouldn’t they be closed down until they can demonstrate an improvement to an acceptable grade?

Stuff: 18/01/18 Last updated 14:47

Auckland food service consultant Mark Collins says it’s outrageous that businesses with a food hygiene D rating are not closed until they are up to scratch.



[…] Collins said he had been to some places that “quite frankly looked very dodgy to me and they had a B”.


My Mum and I ate at a Whangaparaoa cafe next to the warehouse a number of times a few years ago. One day my darling son casually asked me if I had noticed that they had a D rating. “D for Diarrhoea,” he said laughing, “D for Dysentery,!” I responded shocked.


 A D is not a pass so a D is not average, it is below average. Surely customers shouldn’t be exposed to below average standards?


[…]  A D is really a soft answer and they are not up to scratch.”


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