Chapter 1. General Information
Routine verification of the net contents of packages is an important part of any weights and measures program to
facilitate value comparison and fair competition. Consumers have the right to expect packages to bear accurate net
content information. Those manufacturers whose products are sold in such packages have the right to expect that their
competitors will be required to adhere to the same standards.
The procedures in this handbook are recommended for use to verify the net quantity of contents of packages kept,
offered, or exposed for sale, or sold by weight, measure (including volume, and dimensions), or count at any location
(e.g., at the point-of-pack, in storage warehouses, retail stores, and wholesale outlets).
When and where to u...