Food Law News - UK - 2002

FSA Press Release , 25 February 2002

ENFORCEMENT - East Dunbartonshire Council receives top marks

Consumers eating out, grabbing a takeaway or buying their weekly groceries in East Dunbartonshire are highly protected by their local environmental health officers, according to a report published by the Food Standards Agency Scotland today (February 25 2002).

An in-depth analysis of East Dunbartonshire Council has been carried out by the Agency as part of a national drive to improve standards of consumer protection.

The audit of East Dunbartonshire Council found that:

Jim Thomson, Assistant Director with the Food Standards Agency Scotland, said:
'Environmental health officers are the front line troops in protecting consumers from poor hygiene standards and it is vitally important that they carry out their duties effectively. The team at East Dunbartonshire Council has demonstrated a very high level of food law enforcement and is committed to an ethos of continuous improvement.'

A team of auditors closely scrutinised the work of East Dunbartonshire Council and assessed the council's conformance with specified standards. All 32 councils in Scotland are being audited as part of a three-year rolling programme which aims to improve consistency and tackle any problems which hinder effective enforcement. A copy of the full audit report for East Dunbartonshire Council is available at

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