RECENTLY RATED: The 4 businesses given a poor hygiene rating in the North-East

A SUPERMARKET and three restaurants/takeaways have been handed a poor food hygiene rating in the latest round of inspections.

Four businesses in Darlington, County Durham and Northumberland have been told either a ‘Major or Urgent Improvement’ is necessary in recently published results.

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. 

In the North-East, the majority of takeaways and restaurants have scored 3 and above – but there are exceptions.

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 November 1.

Indian Spice, Pelton – zero star hygiene rating

Inspected – September 21, 2020

Ribbon Foods Ltd, Darlington – one star hygiene rating

Inspected – October 6, 2020

Ashta La Pizza, Ashington – one star hygiene rating

Inspected – September 15, 2020

Elks Head, Whitfield, Northumberland – one star hygiene rating

Inspected – September 8, 2020

If your business has been re-rated by the Food Standards Agency – email

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