A POPULAR Halesowen Bangladeshi restaurant has been given a hygiene rating of one.

The Ameena on Hagley Road was given a rating of one, which means "major improvement is necessary" on November 10 by the Food Standards Agency.

Notes on the agency's website state that the hygienic handling of food including preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage was "generally satisfactory" at the Ameena as was the cleanliness and condition of the facilities and the building.

But it states that "major improvement is necessary" in the management of food safety, which is the "system or checks in place to ensure that food sold or served is safe to eat, evidence that staff know about food safety, and the food safety officer has confidence that standards will be maintained in future."

Belal Miah, from Ameena, said the issue was with allergen information, not cleanliness.

He said: "We are not happy.

"When the inspectors left they said the restaurant was good, but we just needed to update our allergen information.

"They are coming back in six weeks and in the meantime we are working through the issues raised."

Restaurateur Mohammed Hiron Miah opened the Ameena in 1974.

It has been a favourite for local residents and is family business.