SIX further takeaways and restaurants have been slapped with either a one-star or zero food hygiene rating in the latest round of inspections.

Three County Durham businesses are among the six that have been told to make either an "urgent or major" improvement to their hygiene practices in latest results published in December.

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 Wednesday, January 6.

Burnopfield Chop Suey House - one star hygiene rating 

10 Busty Bank, Burnopfield

Inspected on November 24, 2020

UK Pizza - one star hygiene rating 

3 Standerton Terrace, The Middles, Stanley

Inspected on November 23, 2020

Consett Pizza and Grill - one star hygiene rating 

66 Front Street, Consett

Inspected on November 18, 2020

Golden Gate - one star hygiene rating 

Golden Gate Chinese Takeaway 260, Fossway, Newcastle 

Inspected on December 2, 2020 

Sorrentinos - zero star hygiene rating 

1a Freehold Street, Blyth, Northumberland

Inspected on November 25, 2020

Laurences Tapas Bar - now has a five star hygiene rating*

79a Waterloo Road, Blyth, Northumberland

Inspected on November 18, 2020

*this business was re-rated in November 2020.