Today The News can reveal the 73 businesses in the Portsmouth area with a hygiene rating of only one out of five.
Each business was given the low rating by the Food Standards Agency, which regularly inspects restaurants, pubs and shops.
They have all been ordered to make urgent improvements and face regular inspections until they reach an acceptable standard.
The ratings come from the FSA’s website, which usually takes about three weeks to update any new rating for a business following a new inspection.
The majority were visited by hygiene inspectors in 2016.
They include 34 businesses in Portsmouth, 15 each in Gosport and Fareham, and nine in Havant. You can click on the links below to see which premises have received a low rating in your area.
West Street in Fareham was the road with most one-rated businsesses, with six given the low score.
Earlier this month The News published the businesses in our area which have a hygiene rating of zero.
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.