A further six businesses across the North East have been handed a poor hygiene rating in the latest series of inspections.

The Food Hygiene scores show that a number of businesses across the region have been told they need to make improvements.

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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.

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But there are a number that are identified as causes for concern which must either make "urgent" or "major" improvements.

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 recently rated

We’ve rounded up the latest results from inspections carried out in July and August from the ratings that have been published by the Food Standards Agency and can be found here

All ratings are as listed by the FSA on its website at the time of creating this list on Thursday, September 8.

One-star rating:

The Juniper Tree

25 Grange Road, Darlington

Inspected on July 25, 2022


93a York Road, Hartlepool

Inspected on July 26, 2022

Polish Shop Pokusa Limited

23 Hide Hill, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Inspected on August 3, 2022

Annitsford Tandoori

11A Front Street, Annitsford

Inspected on July 11, 2022

Simon's Chop Suey House

64 Front Street, Chirton

Inspected on July 14, 2022

Noodle Noodles

112 Ocean Road, South Shields

Inspected on July 14, 2022

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