There has been some improvement in food hygiene standards at a takeaway that was previously hit with a zero rating.

Oxford Pizza N Grill on Cowley Road was given the lowest possible rating when inspectors visited on January 31.

But after a fresh inspection on October 16, the eatery has now been given a two-out-of-five food hygiene rating, the Food Standards Agency's website shows.

It means some improvement is still necessary.

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An inspector gave the zero score in January after a “container of mouldy sauce with a day dot sticker” was found in the walk-in chiller, items in the fridge that were not clearly labelled with use-by dates and food on the “floor in both the walk in chiller and freezer”.

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The inspector's report also said that cooked chicken was not being stored correctly.

Cooked chicken can grow bacteria that can lead to food poisoning.

The inspector also found there was no soap for staff at the hand wash basin in the preparation area and the shop had an open drain between the back of the premises and the walk-in chiller.

They advised fitting a grate to the drain to “reduce the risk of rodents coming up through the drain and causing infestation”.

The takeaway shop was told that their food hygiene required 'major improvement necessary'.

Oxford Pizza N Grill's improved rating means that of Oxford's 91 takeaways with ratings, 71 have ratings of five and none have zero ratings.