A Swindon grocery shop has been hit with a poor food hygiene score after a damning inspection.

S. F. Nawaz Food Store on Broad Street attained a one-out-of-five score after Swindon Borough Council’s Environmental Health team visited on December 15, 2023.

Inspectors found that “major improvement” was necessary at the grocery store which is located close to the town centre.

The report stated that the store and staff’s hygienic handling of food was generally satisfactory despite the low score.

This section refers to the preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage of the food sold at the premises.

Elsewhere the inspectors also found the cleanliness and condition of both the facilities and the building to be generally satisfactory.

This includes having an appropriate layout, ventilation, hand washing facilities and pest control to enable good food hygiene onsite.

It was the shop’s management of food safety where the business fell massively short, with the report claiming “major improvement” was necessary in this regard.

This refers to having checks in place to ensure that food sold or served is safe to eat and that there is evidence that staff know about food safety.

It also concerns whether the food safety officer has confidence that standards will be maintained in future.

The Adver has attempted to contact S. F. Nawaz Food Store for comment.