Watchdogs say that 'major improvement' is necessary at a County Durham fish and chip shop after it was slapped with a one star hygiene rating in November. 

Golden Fry, on Tow Law's high street, has been given a one star hygiene rating in a recent review by the Food Standards Agency. 

Located at 82 High St Tow Law, in Bishop Auckland, Golden Fry was awarded a very low rating following an inspection on November 2. 

The Northern Echo: Golden Fry, in Tow Law.

Here’s what each food 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

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During its inspection, the restaurant was reviewed on its hygienic food handling, cleanliness and condition of facilities and building as well as management of food safety.

In both cleanliness and food safety management, the business was told that major improvement was necessary.