ONE of the oldest Indian takeaways in Leigh has received a big jump in its food hygiene rating.

From a score of zero to five, food hygiene ratings are given to food handling businesses after an inspection has assessed how well they comply with food safety laws.

The rating reflects the standards of food hygiene found on the date of the inspection by the local authority.

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Following an inspection on September 30, Asha Indian, on Holden Road in Leigh, was given a zero-out-of-five, which suggests that the business could be putting people's health at risk.

However, following a re-inspection on November 23, the takeaway has now been given a three-out-of-five food hygiene rating.

The Food Standards Agency website shows that the business' hygien food handling and management of food safety is rated as "generally satisfactory".

The cleanliness and condition of facilities and building is also rated to be "generally satisfactory".

Speaking to the Journal, Asha's business owner said that food standards inspectors told them they could receive a five-star rating if they continue improiving in a similar manner.

Following the disappointing zero-out-of-five score, the owner said that customers are welcome to 20% off their first order in order to regain trust, confidence, and business in the community.

Asha serves a range of curries, specials, exclusive Balti and 'Asha' collections, and side orders.