Shops and restaurants in Denmark are responsible for complying with the food regulations. The inspectors of the food authorities control how well the enterprises comply with rules and regulations.

All shops, restaurants and other enterprises selling food and beverages to the public are inspected on a regular basis, typically one to three times a year.

The inspection reports with smileys are to be posted in all supermarkets, at groceries, bakeries, butchers, greengrocers, in kiosks, restaurants, pizzerias, canteens, hospital kitchens and elderly homes.

The expression of the smiley is a signal to the consumers about how well an enterprise complies with the food regulations.

Read more about the smiley and the Danish food inspection

All results from the food inspection are searchable on the internet.

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