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The focus will be on the requirements and basic test procedures for packages labeled by weight. This will include, but not be limited to a review of U.S. Weights and Measures Laws, good quantity control processes, sampling, calculating standard deviation, moisture allowances, inspection reports and calculations, test procedures, tare, relevant court cases, drained weight and ice glazed procedures and more. The sessions will include formal lecture, class discussion, exercises, reading assignments, audio-visual presentations and hands-on practice.
You MUST bring a calculator and be able to calculate Standard Deviation. There will be no use of computers.
Materials & Supplies:
Participants will be provided with a USB flash drive that includes the presentation materials.
Students must be in attendance for the entire class and actively participate in all in-class activities. You will be assessed on your application of all learning objectives for this course.
State Weights and Measures officials only.
There are no registration fees this seminar.
Training for HB133 “Checking the Net Contents of Packaged Goods”
Start Date: Monday, August 12, 2013
End Date: Friday, August 16, 2013
Location: Sacramento, CA
California Department of Food & Agriculture
NIST Office of Weights and Measures
Register for participation using the Office of Weights and Measures Contact Management System. Database users must first establish an account by going to the link listed above. Follow the instructions to create an account unless you are already a registered user. Your request will be processed within one business day and then you will be sent a password so that you may begin to use the system. If you have any questions, please contact Isabel Chavez at (301) 975‑2128.