Quantity Control

How can you know you are getting what you paid for? The Quantity Control program provides that answer. From time to time, inspectors conduct inspections on packaged goods using statistical sampling procedures to determine if the proper weight, measure or count is being used.

As part of the same inspections, package labeling is examined for compliance with the basic labeling requirements as set by laws and regulations. Test purchases are made at various establishments throughout the county in order to check the accuracy of transactions. Goods are selected at random and a purchase is made to determine if customers are being charged the advertised price. Consumer complaints received by the department are investigated in this manner to check for any discrepancies. Any commodity whether bought, sold, traded, bartered, etc. can be checked by weights and measures.

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