Indian restaurant Red Chilli on Church Street in Shildon was recently awarded a one-star food rating as inspectors claim it needs “significant improvements”.
The agency conducted the inspection on May 11 and examined the hygienic handling of food in the establishments, the cleanliness and condition of the facilities, and the structure and management of food safety.
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Red Chilli is now the third Shildon business to receive a poor rating this year, after two other businesses received one star.
Shildon Express, located at 22 Main Street, received a one-star rating following its May 3 inspection.
Spice Island, 100 Main Street, was also rated by the agency as requiring “significant improvement.”
Here’s what each ranking means:
0 – Urgent improvement required
1 – Significant improvement required
2 – Some improvements needed
3 – Hygiene standards generally satisfactory
4 – Hygiene standards good
5 – Hygiene standards very good
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In the North East and North Yorkshire most takeaways and restaurants continue to receive a rating of three or more.
Inspections are carried out regularly throughout the country throughout the year.