THREE County Durham takeaways have been given a one star food hygiene rating in the latest round of inspections.

Two Indian takeaways and one pizza/kebab shop have been told a 'Major Improvement' is necessary in the latest round of inspections since August 2020.

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 County Durham, 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 / Durham County Council - all ratings correct and valid at time of publication on September 27.

Annfield Tandoori - one star hygiene rating

20b Front Street, Annfield Plain, Stanley

Inspected: August 4, 2020

Osmany Curry House - one star hygiene rating

19 Front Street, Annfield Plain, Stanley

Inspected: August 13, 2020

Romanas Restaurant and Takeaway - one star hygiene rating

15 Market Street, Ferryhill

Inspected: August 17, 2020