An Oxfordshire supermarket which was previously slammed by food hygiene inspectors has been criticised again.

Mar & Rocha has been on Calthorpe Street in Banbury since 2018 and is a Portuguese supermarket and café which sells a variety of overseas produce.

The business was initially visited by inspectors on May 16, 2021, with the conclusion being that “major improvement” was needed, leading to a low score of one-out-of-five.

Inspectors recently returned on Saturday, February 3, and Mar & Rocha has been slammed once more for its food hygiene with the same score of just one awarded again.

Oxford Mail: Mar & Rocha has been given another poor rating.Mar & Rocha has been given another poor rating. (Image: Google)

The report did praise the business for its hygienic food handling, which was deemed to be of a “generally satisfactory” standard.

This refers to the handling of food including the preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage of produce onsite.

However, the supermarket’s cleanliness and condition of both the facilities and building needed “necessary improvement”.

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

Inspectors also saw that the business’ management of food safety was in need of “major improvement”.

This regards having a system or checks in place to ensure that the food sold or served is safe to eat and if there is evidence that staff know about food safety.

It also concerns whether or not the food safety officer has confidence that standards will be maintained in future.

The Oxford Mail has approached Mar & Rocha for comment.