TWO North-East takeaways have been handed a zero rating and five others given a one rating in the most recent round of inspections.

Most recent ratings published by the Food Standards Agency shows which takeaways have been ordered to make improvements.

The ratings, which are based on hygiene and safety, structural compliance and confidence in management, are routinely updated.

Across the UK, every food outlet including convenience stores, restaurants, hospitals and care homes are given a hygiene rating.

Across the North-East and North Yorkshire, the majority of takeaways and restaurants continue to receive a three and above rating.

But there are a number which are identified as causes for concern.

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

We've rounded up the latest results from inspections carried out in December and January where the ratings have just been published.

Here's the list of takeaways recent rated

All ratings correct and valid at time of publication on Sunday, February 21.

Gold Peri Peri Chicken - ZERO star hygiene rating

289 Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough

Inspected on December 14, 2020

Hotway Food Ltd - ZERO star hygiene rating

35 Front Street, Leadgate, Consett

Inspected on January 7, 2021

Ushaw Moor Chop Suey House - ONE star hygiene rating

15 Station Road, Ushaw Moor

Inspected on December 16, 2020

Pizza and Beyond - ONE star hygiene rating

61b Yoden Way, Peterlee

Inspected on December 14, 2020

Top Wok - ONE star hygiene rating

107 Commercial Street, Willington

Inspected on December 1, 2020

Fishermans Catch - ONE star hygiene rating

220 Ocean Road, South Shields

Inspected November 26, 2020

The Curry Centre - ONE star hygiene rating

154 Ocean Road, South Shields

Inspected December 14, 2020

Chennai Central - ONE star hygiene rating

94 Boldon Lane, South Shields

Inspected November 16, 2020

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