EIGHT businesses across the region have just been handed a poor food hygiene rating in the latest round of inspections.

The most recent scores on the doors from the Food Standards Agency shows which takeaways and businesses have been told 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.

Read more: 11 North-East businesses that have just been given a poor hygiene rating

In 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 which must make "urgent or major improvements."

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

So we've rounded up the latest results from inspections carried out in March and April where the ratings have just been published.

Here's the list of takeaways recent rated

All ratings correct and valid at time of creating this list on May 7.

China House - one star hygiene rating

61 Alverton Drive, Darlington

Inspected on April 8, 2021

Ell's Kitchen - one star hygiene rating

1A Whitehall Terrace, Sunderland

Inspected on March 2, 2021

Bangla Town Superstores Ltd - zero star hygiene rating

2-3 Eden Terrace Sunderland

Inspected on March 16, 2021

Spice Junction - one star hygiene rating*

7 Hutton Street, Boldon Colliery

Inspected on March 25, 2021

This business has since been re-inspected and has been given a five-star hygiene rating.

Zak's & Village Tandoori - one star hygiene rating

11B Bladen Street Industrial Estate Bladen Street, Jarrow

Inspected on March 25, 2021

The Amble Butcher - one star hygiene rating

31 Queen Street, Amble, Northumberland

Inspected on March 22, 2021

Gebhards Bakery Ltd - one star hygiene rating

7 Newgate Street, Morpeth, Northumberland

Inspected on March 19, 2021

Nazrul's Sonargow - one star hygiene rating

51 Villette Road, Sunderland

Inspected on January 28, 2021 (previously unreported)

If your business has been re-rated, email jim.scott@newsquest.co.uk and newsdesk@nne.co.uk for our article to be updated.