A Chinese restaurant in Oxfordshire left food hygiene inspectors appalled.

Tasty House on Bridge Street in Abingdon was visited by Vale of White Horse District Council’s Environmental Health team on Thursday, February 21.

What was found inside left a lot to be desired and led to the restaurant being branded as needing ‘major improvement’.

This resulted in Tasty House being awarded a shocking one-out-of-five food hygiene rating with changes deemed ‘necessary’ at the location.

The report stated that improvement was necessary regarding the restaurant’s hygienic handling of food.

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

Cleanliness as well as the condition of the facilities and the building were ‘generally satisfactory’ according to inspectors.

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

It was Tasty House’s management of food safety where the eatery faced major shortcomings with hygiene.

Inspectors adjudged that ‘major improvement’ was necessary in this quota after being left unimpressed during their visit in February.

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

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

The Oxford Mail has approached Tasty House for comment.