Five of the 25 Crown Post Offices in major towns and cities face being sold as part of a £1.3 billion UK-wide reorganisation that could see staff working from counters within a supermarket or even a coffee shop.
The company's aim is to transform thousands of branches by introducing longer opening hours, while some 70 outlets in Britain have been earmarked for franchise status.
The offenders were caught illegally using gas equipment to prepare Indian chapati flatbreads during a swoop on eateries in Glasgow.
However, some health and safety workers warned the problem was endemic in Scotland and urged a wider clampdown before there is an accident with fatal consequences.
Between last June and December, Glasgow City Council inspectors visited 530 restaurants, takeaways, hotels and guest houses.