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Handbook 133, Checking the Net Contents of Packaged Goods as Adopted by the 89th National Conference on Weights and Measures (2004)

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Author(s)

Linda D. Crown, Kenneth S. Butcher

Abstract

This handbook has been prepared as a procedural guide for the compliance testing of net content statements on packaged goods. Compliance testing of packaged goods is the determination of the conformance of the results of the packaging, distribution, and retailing process (the packages) to specific legal requirements for net content declarations. This handbook has been developed primarily for the use of government officials. However, it should also be useful to commercial and industrial establishments in the areas of packaging, distribution, and sale of commodities. In conducting compliance testing, the convesion of quantity values from one measurement system to another (e.g., from the metric systems to the avoirdupois system) should be handled with careful regard to the implied correspondence between the accuracy of the data and the number of digits displayed. In all conversions, the number of significant digits retained should ensure that accuracy is neither sacrificed nor exaggerated. For this 4th edition of Handbook 133 all dimensions for test procedures, devices, or environments have been rounded to two significant digits (e.g., 2.5 cm to 1.0 in) or to a precision level applicable to the test equipment (e.g., 200 kPa for 25 psi for 25 psi and 35 MPa for 5,000 psi).
Citation
Handbook (NIST HB) -

Keywords

compliance testing, content statement, labeling, labeling compliance, net content declarations, packaging regulations

Citation

Crown, L. and Butcher, K. (2005), Handbook 133, Checking the Net Contents of Packaged Goods as Adopted by the 89th National Conference on Weights and Measures (2004), Handbook (NIST HB), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=904047 (Accessed May 21, 2024)

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Created January 1, 2005, Updated February 19, 2017