AN Indian restaurant and a takeaway are the latest businesses in our region to be handed a poor food hygiene rating.

Two businesses in County Durham and Teesside have been told either a 'Major or Urgent Improvement' is necessary in the latest round of results.

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

SEE MORE: The 4 businesses given a poor hygiene rating in the North-East

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 16.

Spice Island, Main Street, Shildon - one star hygiene rating

Inspected September 29, 2020

All Wrapped Up, Warwick Road, Redcar - zero star hygiene rating

Inspected September, 28 2020

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