THESE are the five takeaways and food outlets in the region that have just been given either a one or zero-star food hygiene rating.

The latest scores on the doors from the Food Standards Agency has shown which takeaways and businesses have been ordered to make improvements.

A Darlington business is among the three that have been given a zero-star hygiene rating - while two businesses have been given a one.

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.

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 either 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 April and May where the ratings have just been published by the Food Standards Agency.

Here's the list of takeaways recent rated

All ratings are as listed by the FSA at time of creating this list on June 18.

Salt And Pepper - zero star hygiene rating

32 Larchfield Street, Darlington

Inspected on May 17, 2021 

Yummy Kitchen - zero star hygiene rating

49 Villette Road, Sunderland

Inspected on May 13, 2021 

Spice Box Street Food Ltd - zero star hygiene rating

27 Villette Road, Sunderland

Inspected on April 29, 2021 

Hot Bitez - one star hygiene rating

63 Westoe Road, South Shields 

Inspected on May 11, 2021 

Cream Curls / King Of Fast Food - one star hygiene rating

2B Front Street, Fence Houses, Houghton-le-Spring

Inspected on May 6, 2021 

If your business has since been re-rated and you would like your score to be updated, email