Commodity Inspection

Pursuant to IC 24-6-3 the Division of Weights and Measures is responsible for assuring the accuracy of statements on any packaging that declares a weight or measure.

Weight Verification

Prepackaged commodities such as meat, dairy, produce, or deli items are check weighed at random to verify that the declared weight is correct. Inspectors check many other types of commodities to verify accuracy in labeling, and they investigate consumer complaints about product shortages or unfair sales practices.

Together, state and local inspectors of weights and measures inspected a total of 528,442 prepackaged items during fiscal year 2004-05, with a failure rate of 6.7%, where the failure rate is when the weights on the packaging are not the same as the actual weight.