A North Cheam supermarket has been slapped with another zero rating for food hygiene.

Cheam Food Centre, in London Road, was marked down for the second time in two years after a visit by Food Standard Agency inspectors.

The supermarket had been named in a list of the UK's most unhygienic supermarkets, and was last inspected in July 2014. But it had displayed no signs indicating it had been given the failing grade.

At the time a Sutton Council spokesman said: "Improvement notices were served on the business, and the Environmental Health Officer worked with the business to ensure standards of hygiene were raised to an acceptable standard.

"In line with Food Standards Agency (FSA) procedures, Cheam Food Centre had the opportunity to apply to be re-rated once standards at the premise had improved.

"However, as no application was received, the original rating remains in place until the business receives its next inspection."

Six days after the Sutton Guardian reported on the supermarket's zero rating, on August 12, an inspection was carried out and the lowest rating was recorded for the second time.

Store worker Peter Druhus said: "When the inspection came we were in the middle of expanding our shop, which will have affected our rating.

"We are changing everything in the shop from the signs to new refrigerators so when we finish it is going to look completely different.

"So in one and a half month's time we will be ready and everything is going to be better."