Here are the eight businesses in the Portsmouth area which have been given a zero hygiene rating by inspectors.
Each business has been given the lowest possible rating by the Food Standards Agency, and have been ordered to make urgent improvements.
They include six shops, restaurants and pubs in Portsmouth, and two businesses in the Fareham area.
The majority were visited by hygiene inspectors in 2016.
Takeaways, cafes, restaurants and bars will soon be required to display their food hygiene certificates in full view of customers when new legislation comes into force.
According to the FSA’s website, food safety inspectors will check how hygienically food is handled, the condition of the structure of the building - cleanliness, ventilation etc - and how the business manages and records what it does to make sure food is safe.
At the end of the inspection the business will be given one of six ratings from zero to five.
Even if businesses receive a zero rating, they do not necessarily have to close but face regular inspections every few months until they improve.
These ratings come from the FSA’s website. The website usually takes about three weeks to update a business’ rating once it has been given to the business.
The businesses listed are:-
Best European Food and Drink (199 Albert Road, Southsea)
Dewan’s Indian Cafe and Takeaway (195 Fratton Road, Portsmouth)
Ha Ha Chinese Take Away (68 New Road, Portsmouth)
Kirby Stores (70 College Street, Portsmouth)
Shepherd’s Crook (107 Goldsmith Avenue, Southsea)
White and Sons (288 Arundel Street, Portsmouth)
Coffee Cup Portsmouth Ltd (11 West Street, Portchester)
Moja (2 Holly Close, Sarisbury Green)