A pizza place in Oxford has been given a shocking food hygiene rating following a recent inspection.

Pizza Roma in Cowley Road is a longstanding takeaway specialising in Italian food but the business has recently been slammed by health inspectors.

Oxford City Council’s Environmental Health team inspected the premises on Wednesday, February 7 and were left unimpressed.

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Inspectors labelled the business as requiring 'major improvement' and handed the business a one-out-five-rating.

Oxford Mail: Pizza Roma on Cowley Road.Pizza Roma on Cowley Road. (Image: Newsquest)

The report stated Pizza Roma’s management of food safety required 'major improvement'.

This refers to whether a system or checks are in place to ensure the food sold or served is safe to eat.

It also covers whether there is evidence that staff know about food safety and if the food safety officer has confidence standards will be maintained in future.

Those inspecting also noted that the cleanliness and condition of both the facilities and building required 'improvement'.

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

Inspectors did however remark the pizza place’s hygienic food handling was of a 'generally satisfactory' standard.

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

The Oxford Mail has approached Pizza Roma for comment on the rating.