Smiley-faced hygiene system faces overhaul

The elite smiley face may be abolished for being misleading

The yellow food hygiene reports that hang in the windows of shops and restaurants around the country may be overhauled, according to Jyllands-Posten newspaper.

The hygiene reports depict one of four emoticons – ranging from a sad face to a beaming smiley face – depending on how well the establishment performs in hygiene checks.