The owner of a Swindon sushi bar which attained a one out of five food hygiene rating has blamed the temperature of fridges.

Aya Sushi has been located in the Designer Outlet since 2020 and was given the lowly score following a Food Standards Agency inspection on July 27.

The report found that major improvement was necessary to the management of food safety which regards ensuring that that food sold or served is safe to eat.

Marcio De Souza, who is the eatery’s owner, believes that the poor rating was a mix of two factors on the day.

Swindon Advertiser: Aya Sushi has been given a one out of five score for food hygiene.

“There was some paperwork that wasn’t shown to the inspector by our staff at the time,” he said.

“The temperature of the fridges were classed as too hot as it is expected to be 4° but ours was around 9°.”

The 45-year-old has assured customers that the problems have now been rectified and that the bar will return to its previous rating of four or higher in the future.

“I have spoken to the staff since and they now know to show the correct paperwork in future and the fridges have been corrected since too,” said Mr De Souza.

“We are due to have a second visit in the coming weeks and I feel confident that there will be an improvement.”