South Tyneside takeaway given new food hygiene rating

A Food Standards Agency rating sticker on a window of a restaurant in central London. A huge variation in food hygiene standards remains across the UK, with one in five high or medium-risk food outlets failing to meet standards, according to a study.A Food Standards Agency rating sticker on a window of a restaurant in central London. A huge variation in food hygiene standards remains across the UK, with one in five high or medium-risk food outlets failing to meet standards, according to a study.
A Food Standards Agency rating sticker on a window of a restaurant in central London. A huge variation in food hygiene standards remains across the UK, with one in five high or medium-risk food outlets failing to meet standards, according to a study.
A South Tyneside takeaway has been handed a new four-out-of-five food hygiene rating.

A South Tyneside takeaway has been handed a new four-out-of-five food hygiene rating.

The China Cook, a takeaway at 67a Canterbury Street, South Shields, Tyne & Wear was given the score after assessment on May 11, the Food Standards Agency's website shows.

It means that of South Tyneside's 148 takeaways with ratings, 66 (45%) have ratings of five and just one has a zero rating.