The in-depth audits of Aberdeen City and Orkney Islands councils have been carried out by the Agency as part of a national drive to improve standards of consumer protection. The findings of the auditors were encouraging in both cases.
Jim Thomson, Assistant Director, 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 teams at Aberdeen City and Orkney Islands councils have demonstrated a good level of food law enforcement and are committed to an ethos of continuous improvement.'
All 32 councils in Scotland are being audited as part of a three-year rolling programme that aims to improve consistency and tackle any problems hindering effective enforcement.