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Past Reports

Seafood Forum

May 28, 2009 - National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST Gaithersburg, MD)

The forum was held to discuss the problem and solutions to short net weight fraud occurring in the Seafood industry. The meeting was a collaborative effort attended by 30 participants (see attached) representing Federal Agencies from Customs and Border Protection (CBP),Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA); State Weights and Measures Officials from California, Florida, Maryland, Minnesota (teleconference), New York, Virginia, and Wisconsin; Trade Associations from American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI), Better Seafood Board (BSB), International Food Distributors Association (IFDA), National Association of Attorney Generals (NAAG), and National Fisheries Institute (NFI). Also participating were industry representatives from Maritime Products International, Pilot Brands, and Shinnecock Ocean Seafood - A Native American Company.

  1. Seafood Forum Agenda [PDF]
  2. Seafood Attendee List [PDF]
  3. NFI Weddig GAO Report [PDF]
  4. State Seafood Slides [PDF]
  5. NFI Weddig Addressing Fraud [PDF]
  6. Seafood Forum Report [PDF]

Stored Vehicle Tare

  1. Report on the First Meeting of the National Working Group [PDF]
  2. California Tare Presentation [PPT] [PDF]
  3. National Stored Vehicle Tare Study 2005 to 2006 [DOC] [PDF]
  4. The Use of Inaccurate Tare Weights in Vehicle Weighing [PPT] [PDF]
  5. National Stored Tare Vehicle Study Concludes, November 2006 [PDF]
Created June 1, 2011, Updated August 25, 2016