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HB133 – Introduction and Inspecting Packages Labeled by Weight

Understanding the basics of HB 133 – Inspecting packages labeled by weight.


Frank Greene, CT

NIST Office of Weights and Measures

Class No.

"NIST Handbook 133: Introduction and Inspecting Packages Labeled by Weight"

Chapter 1 – Introduction to NIST HB 133

  • History and, Scope
  • Package Requirements & Systems
  • Statistical Basis of HB133
  • Sampling Plan
  • Sample Standard Deviation
  • Good Measurement Practices

Chapter 2 – Basic Test Procedures

  • Packages Labeled by Weight
  • Court Cases
  • Applying MAV's, SEL's and Moisture Loss Allowances
  • Random Sampling
  • Tare
  • Drained Weight- Ice Glazed Foods
  • Conversions
  • Hands-on Testing

Chapter 3 Packages Labeled by Volume

  • Hands-On Testing
  • Course Review
  • Final Exam
  • Evaluations
  • Certificate Award

David Sefcik
Office of Weights and Measures
(301) 975-4868

Created May 10, 2012, Updated May 13, 2016