Latest food hygiene ratings for Sunderland businesses released - including takeaway which received just one star

A number of Sunderland businesses have recently been awarded new food hygiene ratings, including a one-star rating for a takeaway.

Sunderland City Council food safety inspectors have given a number of businesses and premises a range of food hygiene ratings after recent assessments were carried out.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Scroll down to read the full list of recent ratings in postcode order:

SR1

Inspections are ordered by the Food Standards Agency

BIZ-R - 99-100 High Street West SR1 3BY - Awarded three-star rating on July 12

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The Railway Club - 32-33 Holmeside, SR1 3HY - Awarded four stars on July 11

SR5

Happy Wok - 8 The Green, Southwick, SR5 2JE - Awarded three stars on July 11

SR6

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Queens Cafe - Dykelands Road, SR6 8DD - Awarded one star 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.