Latest food hygiene ratings food South Shields and Boldon Colliery businesses released - including rating for popular pub
A number of South Tyneside businesses including restaurants and takeaways have recently been awarded new food hygiene ratings.
South Tyneside Council food safety inspectors have given a number of businesses including pubs and takeaways a range of food hygiene ratings after recent assessments.
Ratings range from zero to five stars, with zero meaning urgent improvement is required, one star meaning major improvement is necessary, two stars indicating some improvement is necessary, three meaning hygiene standards are generally satisfactory while four means hygiene standards are good and five means standards are very good.
During inspection, officers look at areas such as hygienic food handling, cleanliness and condition of facilities and building and management of food safety.
In order to get a top rating of five, a business must do well in all elements of food hygiene standards and if this is not given the officer will explain the actions needed to improve.
Scroll down to read the full list of recent ratings in postcode order:
Shields Shawarma, 6 Chichester Road, South Shields, NE33 4AF - Awarded four stars on September 6.
Stanhope Tandoori, at 156a Dean Road, South Shields, NE33 4AQ - Awarded three stars on September 29.
The New Sundial, Sea Road, South Shields, NE33 2LD - Awarded four stars on April 25.
Rising Sun Inn, 40 North Road, Boldon Colliery, NE35 9AX - Awarded four stars on September 25.
The inspections are ordered by the Food Standards Agency, an independent Government department working to protect public health and consumers’ wider interests in relation to food.