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Advice to consumers

  • Buy solid commodities by weight, rather than by count, whenever possible.
  • Observe the unit price (price per pound, per quart, etc.) of what you buy.
  • Learn to read scale and meter indications, and confirm the weights and size of your purchases.
  • For unit priced items, check your purchase to confirm you are paying the correct price for the quantity received.
  • Package size may be deceptive. Read and compare labeled quantities in relation to price.
  • Some stores provide scales on which you can check the weights of your purchase. Use them!
  • Become acquainted with your local or State weights and measures official, and consult him if in doubt on any weights and measures matter.