5 businesses in the North-East handed poor hygiene rating

A NUMBER of businesses have been handed a poor food hygiene rating in the latest round of inspections.

A convenience store is among five businesses that have been told to make a “major improvement” in the latest results published this month.

The businesses, which include a number of takeaways across County Durham, Teesside and South Tyneside, have been handed a one-star hygiene rating.

Across the UK, food outlets including convenience stores, restaurants, pubs, takeaways, hospitals and care homes are given a hygiene rating.

SEE MORE: RECENTLY RATED – 6 North-East venues given one-star hygiene rating

This is based on hygiene and safety, structural compliance and confidence in management, which helps consumers decide on where they want to eat. 

Across the North-East and North Yorkshire, the majority of takeaways and restaurants have scored 3 and a above.

This is what each hygiene rating means

0 – Urgent Improvement Necessary
1 – Major Improvement Necessary
2 – Some Improvement Necessary
3 – Hygiene Standards Generally Satisfactory
4 – Hygiene Standards Good
5 – Hygiene Standards Very Good

Here’s the list of takeaways recent rated

Source: Food Standards Agency – all ratings correct and valid at time of publication on Sunday, December 20.

Q Panda Express – one star hygiene rating

15 Church Street, Crook

Inspected on November 2, 2020 

Premier Post Office – one star hygiene rating

1 Ennis Square, Dormanstown

Inspected on November 11, 2020 

Pizza & Kebab Kitchen – one star hygiene rating

7 King Street Redcar

Inspected on November 5, 2020

Masterchef – one star hygiene rating

2 New Green Street, South Shields 

Inspected on November 19, 2020 

Spice One – one star hygiene rating

1 South Avenue, South Shields

Inspected on November 12, 2020

The Northern Echo | Durham