Approved Average Weight T1/T2 or Minimum Weight Scales
Approved Minimum / Average Weight Scales (Approved Stamped Scales
The following products are used where packages conform to UK minimum weight regulations, and that is no package shall be less than the declared weight typically hand packing. Where packages are automated and wish to sell their goods throughout the UK/ EC using the "e" symbol, you must comply with the 2006 average weight regulations, and have QC checks @ CCP (critical control points) to ensure compliance and have a robust up to date system of record keeping & sample Testing regime in place, to meet any future changes.
From legal perspective Minimum weight packers can be prosecuted for each package underweight, Average weight are not only the complete BATCH but also the production process and is much more serious which if found to fail can mean your company faces loosing large contracts from its customers, batch recalls which can costs thousands to correct.
However within the weighing industry there are independent specialists who work with manufacturers to help you solving weighing problems at your CCP and help keep you legal.
Disclaimer: We have provided a brief overview of the weights and measures (packaged goods) 2006 regulations, and should not be used as a definitive explanation of the law, we only advise on suitability of products listed in this category by specific application, we recommend you discuss the legal aspects of any weights and measures issues with your local trading standards who can be found @ https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/regulatory-delivery