South Tyneside food hygiene: Latest food hygiene ratings for South Shields and Hebburn businesses released
A number of South Tyneside businesses have recently been awarded new food hygiene ratings, including top marks for a South Shields bar.
South Tyneside Council food safety inspectors have given a number of businesses a range of food hygiene ratings after recent assessments in the standards of their food hygiene operation.
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:
Elmfield Social Club - Campbell Park Road, Hebburn, NE31 2ED - Rated four-stars on December 5.
Westoe Golden Chippy - 58 Westoe Road, South Shields, NE33 4NA - Rated four-stars on December 13.
Armstrong’s Bar - Stanhope Road, South Shields, NE33 4BQ - Rated five-stars on January 6.
Burger Bar - 10 Mile End Road, South Shields, NE33 1TA - Rated three-stars on November 10.
Quarry Lane Tandoori - 142 Quarry Lane, South Shields, NE34 7RD - Rated four-stars on December 7.