A zero star rating is bottom of the scale, and means “urgent improvement is required”, while a one star rating means “major improvement is necessary”.
Inspectors look at areas such as hygienic food handling, cleanliness and condition of facilities and building, along with management of food safety, when giving a rating.
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Businesses that are given low ratings must make urgent improvements to hygiene standards, with the food safety officer having several enforcement options available to them to ensure that improvements are made.
The food safety officer will also tell the business how quickly these improvements must be made.
Scroll down to read the full list of zero-star and one-star rated businesses in postcode order.
Hutchinson Wholesale, 175 Chester Road, Sunderland, SR4 7JA - rated zero stars on March 8, 2022.
Gourmet Fast Foods, 45 Cockermouth Road, Sunderland, SR5 3LU – rated one star on March 7, 2022.
Roker Hotel, Poetic License Bar & Let There Be Crumb, 9-13 Roker Terrace, Sunderland, SR6 9ND – rated one star on March 1, 2022.