Weights and Measures staff conduct inspections of pre-packaged commodities using statistical sampling procedures to determine if these items contain the stated quantity of product. Commodities are also examined for compliance with product labeling requirements of the Fair Packaging and Label Act.
The Quantity Control Program also includes a test purchase program at retail establishments throughout the County in order to verify the accuracy of transactions. Test items are selected at random and a purchase is made to determine if consumers are being charged appropriately. Consumer complaints received by the Sealer of Weights and Measures are investigated in this manner to check for any discrepancies.