A SWINDON town centre cafe has been handed a one-out-of-five food hygiene rating.

Juice Cafe, based inside Unit Pod 2, at The Brunel Shopping Centre’s The Crossing, food hub above Canal Walk received the score after an assessment on December 8, the Food Standards Agency’s website shows.

The cleanliness of the facilities and building was considered to be very good, but the staff’s hygienic food handling – in terms of food preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage – needs improvement.

And the management of food safety – which refers to the system or checks in place to ensure that food sold or served is safe to eat, along with enough evidence showing that staff know about food safety, so that the food safety officer feels confident that good standards will be maintained in future – needs major improvement.