The latest round of food hygiene inspections has taken place and five North East takeaways have been hit with the worst rating.

The Food Hygiene Agency is tasked with inspecting all cafes, restaurants, hospitals and anywhere that serves food.

Inspections are routinely carried out throughout the year across the country giving businesses star ratings out of five.

Inspectors are looking at a range of factors when they make their decisions but they focus on hygiene, safety, structural compliance and confidence in management.

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The latest round of inspections in the North East and North Yorkshire has found five takeaways to be lacking in those areas.

However, the majority of eateries are still getting ratings of three and above.

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

You can look through the full list of restuarants the Food Standards Agency has inspected through their website here.

All ratings are as listed by the FSA on its website at the time of creating this list on August 26, 2023.

One Star:


10a Church Street, Durham

Inspected on July 18, 2023.

Dalton Park Inn

Ada Street East, Seaham

Inspected on July 21, 2023.

Hong Kong House

20 Bell Street, Bishop Auckland

Inspected on July 20, 2023.

Hops and Cheese

9-11 Tower Street, Hartlepool

Inspected on June 28, 2023.

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Inspected on June 22, 2023.