The eight premises in South Tyneside awarded four and five star hygiene ratings in recent months
Eight premises across South Tyneside have been handed four or five-star food hygiene ratings in recent months.
South Tyneside Council food safety inspectors have given a number of local businesses and premises four and five-star food hygiene ratings after assessments were carried out in May, June and July.
A four-star rating means that “hygiene standards are good”, while reaching a full five-star rating means inspectors have classified standards as “very good”.
During an inspection, officers look at areas such as hygienic food handling; cleanliness and condition of facilities and building; along with 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 five-star and four-star rated businesses in postcode order:
St Lukes Coffee Morning - Awarded 5 stars on July 4.
Hebburn Helps - Awarded 5 stars on May 9.
Bede’s Helping Hands Food Bank - Awarded 5 stars on June 23.
Shergrill Fish & Chips - Awarded 5 stars on May 27.
The Studio - Awarded 5 stars on May 27.
Ritrovo - Awarded 5 stars on May 19.
Arbeia - Awarded 4 stars on May 5
Pizza Corner - Awarded 4 stars on July 7.
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