Takeaways, bars and fruit and veg shops are are among the most unhygienic venues in the North East.
Several establishments across the region currently have a dreaded zero star food hygiene rating.
The data, published by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), reveals there are currently eight venues with a zero star rating.
Venues who are handed a poor score can ask to be reinspected, although that comes at a cost.
However, websites such as Just Eat won’t list a venue with a zero star rating and those that fail to clean up their act could ultimately face prosecution.
These are the North East venues that the FSA say have a zero star rating.
(The data is correct up to Thursday April 1 2021)
10 Woodhorn Road, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9AA
Last inspected: February 3 2021
1a Freehold Street, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 2BA
Last inspected: November 25 2020
The Spice Mill
2 Allen Mill Cottages, Allendale, Northumberland, NE47 9EQ
Last inspected: March 11 2020
Farnsworth Fruit and Veg
19 Segedunum Way, Wallsend, Tyne And Wear, NE28 8JP
Last inspected: February 11 2020
Noir Drinks Lounge
Royal Hotel, 13 – 17 East Parade, Whitley Bay, Tyne And Wear, NE26 1AP
Last inspected: February 27 2020
Bangla Town Superstores LTD
2-3 Eden Terrace, Sunderland, SR2 7PF
Last inspected: October 7 2019
Blackhall Wine Stores
4 Middle Street, Blackhall, Hartlepool, TS27 4EA
Last inspected: December 16 2020
Manor Road Convenience Store
77 Manor Road, St Helen Auckland, Bishop Auckland, DL14 9ER
Last inspected: February 6 2020