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.
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