A food trailer serving pizza and hot dogs has been slammed by environmental health inspectors.

The Saucy Hound in Cropredy serves a variety of meals including burgers, flatbreads and full English breakfasts but has earned a poor food hygiene rating.

Cherwell District Council’s Environmental Health team visited the premises on Monday, February 19 and were left far from impressed.

Branding the businesses as requiring ‘major improvement’, inspectors gave The Saucy Hound a lowly one-out-of-five rating.

The food trailer’s hygienic handling of food was adjudged to require ‘necessary improvement’ following the inspection.

This includes the preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage of the food sold and served at the premises.

The report also stated that the eatery’s cleanliness and condition of its facilities were also requiring ‘necessary improvement’.

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

The Saucy Hound’s management of food safety represented a major failing in the report as inspectors remarked that the business required ‘major improvement’ in this sector.

This regards having a system or checks in place to ensure that the food sold or served at the trailer is safe to eat.

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