Food Law News - UK - 2002

FSA Scotland Press Release (45/02), 16 May 2002

ENFORCEMENT - Glasgow diners well protected

Consumers eating out, grabbing a takeaway or buying their weekly groceries in Glasgow are well protected according to a report published by the Food Standards Agency Scotland on the 16 May 2002.

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

The audit of Glasgow Council found that:

Dr George Paterson, Director of the Food Standards Agency Scotland, said:
'Food safety enforcement 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 Glasgow City Council has demonstrated a good level of food law enforcement and is committed to an ethos of continuous improvement.'

A team of auditors closely scrutinised the work of Glasgow City 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 Glasgow City Council is available at

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