These cafes, restaurants, takeaways in Sunderland have all been given either zero or one-star ratings by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
This means that major or urgent improvement is needed due to the businesses failing to meet satisfactory standards at the time of the last published inspection.
A zero-star rating means “urgent improvement necessary” while one star means “major improvement necessary”.
How unhygienic does a food outlet need to be to get a zero-star rating?
The good news is that hundreds of businesses in Sunderland are rated as Three Star ‘satisfactory’ or above.
From chip shops to Indian restaurants, cafes to hotels, every business serving food must be inspected by council officials – with each given a rating out of five for food hygiene.
Eateries are judged on three criteria:
1. How hygienically the food is handled – how it is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored.
2. The condition of the structure of the buildings – the cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation and other facilities
3. How the business manages and records what it does to make sure food is safe.
The scheme is run by local authorities in England, Northern Ireland and Wales in partnership with the Food Standards Agency.
What happens when a restaurant or takeaway gets a zero-star food hygiene rating?
The information published below is from the Food Standards Agency website as of 30 July 2018
For more information visit the Food Standards Agency website.
Scroll down to read the full list of zero/one star-rated businesses, or press control and F (ctrl+F) and enter the name of an eatery to check if it’s in the list.
Premises which received zero or one-star ratings (urgent/major improvement necessary):
Baker’s Oven and Planet Pizza were originally rated one but were both reinspected in June and have now had three-star ratings published.
Barnes Convenience Store, 4 Humbledon Park, Sunderland SR3 4AA - rated 1 on 8 December 2017.
China City, 37 Carley Road, Sunderland SR5 2RP - rated 1 on 8 November 2017.
Chip & Fish, 35 Windsor Terrace, Sunderland SR2 9QF - rated 1 on 22 January 2018.
Glitz & Glam (Sweets & Cakes & Drinks), 73 High Street, Houghton-le-Spring DH5 0JR - rated 1 on 10 May 2018.
Hylton Chop Suey House, 229 Hylton Road, Sunderland SR4 7XA - rated 0 on 21 March 2018.
Lovely, 12 Dickens Street, Houghton-le-Spring DH4 5AZ - rated 1 on 24 October 2017.
No 18 Holmeside, 18 Holmeside, Sunderland SR1 3JE - rated 1 on 19 February 2018.
Pizza King, 17 Holmeside, Sunderland SR1 3JE - rated 1 on 12 March 2018.
Ricky's House of Pizza, The Bridge, Houghton-le-Spring DH4 4LL - rated 1 on 12 February 2018.
The Carvery, 220 Hylton Road, Sunderland SR4 7UZ - rated 1 on 5 November 2017.
Thorney Close Action & Enterprise Centre Cafe, Thorndale Road, Sunderland SR3 4JT - rated 1 on 10 January 2017.
Youngs, 5 Woolwich Close, Sunderland SR5 5SE - rated 1 on 9 May 2018.