A total of 7 businesses in the North East have been slapped with a poor hygiene rating in the last two months.

The Food Hygiene ratings show that a number of businesses have been told in the last few weeks that they need to make improvements.

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 vast majority of takeaways and restaurants continue to receive a rating of three or above.

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

We’ve rounded up the most recent results from inspections carried out in the last two months 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 Sunday, June 20, 2024.

Here’s the list of takeaways recently rated:

Two star

Parmo House

33 Beaumont Road, Middlesbrough, TS3 6NN

Inspected on May 8, 2024.

La Vera Pizza

2a Enfield Road, Seaham, SR7 8EG

Inspected on May 14, 2024.

Bondcare Group Care Homes

1B Lincoln Drive, Crook, DL15 0PR

Inspected on May 9, 2024.

Branksome Booze

13 Whitby Way, Darlinton, DL3 9RU

Inspected on April 24, 2024.

One star

Pizza Royale

299a Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, Ts1 4AP

Inspected on April 24, 2024.

Top African Shop

1-3 William Street, Sunderland, SR1 1UL

Inspected on April 24, 2024.

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Pipers Quality Butchers

95 High Street, Houghton-Le-Spring, DH5 0JR

Inspected on April 23, 2024.