In the latest round of food hygiene inspections five County Durham takeaways have ben hit with the lowest rating possible.

The Food Standards Agency monitors all of the eateries across the country to make sure they are maintaining healthy practices.

Inspections are carried out throughout the year at cafes and restaurants everywhere.

All eateries have to have the inspections done.

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

In the North East and North Yorkshire the vast majority of restaurants and takeaways enjoy good hygiene ratings of three and above.

But there are a number that have been identified which urgently need improvement.

In the latest round of inspections around Durham five takeaways and pubs were identified as needing improvement.

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 restaurants 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 October 27, 2023.

One star

Perfect Fry

Stockton Road, Seaham

Inspected September 21, 2023.

Little Eden

98 Edenhill Road, Peterlee

Inspected September 20, 2023.

Milbank Arms

Barningham, Richmond

Inspected September 7, 2023.

The Forresters Hotel

52/53 Market Place, Barnard Castle

Inspected September 7, 2023

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The Old Courthouse

Victoria Road, Consett

Inspected September 6, 2023.