A BAKERY has been told that 'urgent improvement' is necessary after it was handed the lowest inspection score possible.

Home Bakery in Rawlinson Street, Barrow, was given a damning score by inspectors from Barrow Borough Council who visited the site on August 23.

The bakery was scored a zero for its food hygiene by inspectors from Environmental Health and told that 'urgent improvement' is necessary.

It was also handed a 'bad' for food hygiene and safety, another 'bad' for structural compliance and a 'little' for confidence in management.

Home Bakery's score has dropped from its previous inspection in December 2019 when it was awarded a one for its food hygiene inspection.

At the time, the bakery was deemed 'good' for both food hygiene and safety and structural and compliance.

However, inspectors rated it as 'poor' for structural compliance and having 'little' confidence in management.

Councillor Tony Callister, the chair of Barrow Borough Council's licensing committee, said the bakery was found to be 'making progress' after it was revisited.

He said: "The council undertakes National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme inspections on behalf of the National Food Standards Agency.

"Home Bakery was inspected under the scheme on August 23. All inspections carried out under the scheme are unannounced and the business scored a zero rating on this occasion.

"The premises has since been revisited and was found to be making progress towards an improved hygiene rating.

"Barrow Borough Council would encourage business operators who have not achieved a satisfactory rating to request a re-score visit so that any improvements already made or recommendations actioned since the last inspection can be assessed.

"The team are always keen to work with businesses across the borough to help them identify how they can improve their existing rating and ensure it is the best it can possibly be for the future."

The Mail was unable to reach anyone at Home Bakery for a comment yesterday.