Approved Average Weight T1/T2 or Minimum Weight Scales
Approved Minimum / Average Weight Scales
The following are guidelines where packages are made up where the customer cannot see the finished product weight, such as a back shop or factory enviroment we refer to these as pre-packed products. In order to work out what equipment you need you will need the support of your local trading standards.
There are 2 methods of weighing goods for sale to UK / EC consumers the NAWI regulations (The Non-automatic Weighing Instruments Regulations 2016)
where the package must not be less than the packaged is a minimum net weight - each package if underweight could be an offence. The second is the EC average weight regulations (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2006/659/made) , where packages of the same size / similar weight allows you to either weigh individually or via a sampling regime, and comply with the current UK regulations as follows:
Weights and measures legislation is enforced by Local Weights and Measures Authorities (LWMAs). Details of your LWMA can be found by entering your post code at the following link on the Chartered Trading Standards Institute website.
Where packers use an approved scale to carry out your legal checks, it must be approved and sufficiently accurate for the products you are packing. It is advisable to have some sort of record keeping in place to show a weights and measures inspector to prove due diligence. All weight checks are required to be performed with equipment that is suitable for the purpose, and the accuracy of equipment to be selected carefully i.e 0.1g, 0.2g, 0.5g,1g, 2g ,5g,10g, 20,g.
The above is a general overview and in all matters relating to average / minimum weight however further details can be provided by your local Trading Standards Department for your area of UK and our local authority has information for your perusal at the following link