The nine premises in and around Sunderland awarded four and five-star food hygiene ratings in June and July

Nine premises in and around Sunderland were rated four or five stars for food hygiene in June and July 2022.

Sunderland City 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 June and July.

A four-star rating means that “hygiene standards are good”, while reaching a full five-star rating means that 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.

Sunderland premises awarded four and five star food hygiene ratings in June and July 2022

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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.

Scroll down to read the full list of five-star and four-star rated businesses in postcode order:

SR1:

Big Fat Indian Kitchen, inside Stack Seaburn, was one of the premises awarded 5 stars in July.

Minster Cafe, Down the Rabbit Hole - Sunderland Minster, High Street West, Sunderland, SR1 3ET - Awarded 5 stars on July 13.

The Candy Man - 204 High Street West, Sunderland, SR1 1UA - Awarded 5 stars on June 16.

SR4:

Diamond Hall Infant Academy Breakfast/Afterschool Club - Diamond Hall Infant Academy, Well Street, Sunderland, SR4 6JF - Awarded 5 stars on June 28.

The Candy Man, in High Street West, was awarded 5 stars in June.

The Volt - Unit 3 Function Room, 1 - 3 Waverley Terrace, Sunderland, SR4 6TA - Awarded 4 stars on June 15.

SR5

Willow Woods Community Primary School - Site Of New Willowfields Primary School, Redcar Road, Sunderland, SR5 5AU - Awarded 4 stars on June 16.

SR6

Big Fat Indian Kitchen - Unit 1E Stack Seaburn, Whitburn Road,Sunderland, SR6 8AA - Awarded 5 stars on July 7.

NE38

Dhadda Stores - Oxclose Village Centre, Washington, NE38 0LZ - Awarded 5 stars on July 4.

DH4

McColls - 1 Westbourne Terrace, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 4QT - Awarded 5 stars on June 23.

DH5

Pricewise Bargains - 20 Front Street, Hetton-le-Hole, Houghton-le-Spring, DH5 9PF - Awarded 5 stars on June 23.

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.