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Council Directive of 20 January 1976 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making-up by weight or by volume of certain prepackaged products (76/211/EEC)

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2.DEFINITIONS AND BASIC PROVISIONSU.K.+E.U.

2.1.

The nominal quantity (nominal weight or nominal volume) of the contents of a prepackage is the weight or volume indicated on the prepackage, i.e. the quantity of product which the prepackage is deemed to contain.

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The actual contents of the prepackage are the quantity (weight or volume) of product which it in fact contains. In all operations for checking quantities of products expressed in units of volume, the value employed for the actual contents shall be measured at or corrected to a temperature of 20 °C, whatever the temperature at which packaging or checking is carried out. However, this rule shall not apply to deep frozen or frozen products, the quantity of which is expressed in units of volume.

2.3.

The negative error of a prepackage is the quantity by which the actual contents of the prepackage are less than the nominal quantity.

2.4.

[F1The tolerable negative error in the contents of a prepackage is fixed in accordance with the table below:

Nominal quantity Qn in grams or millilitres Tolerable negative error
as % of Qn g or ml
5 to 50 9
from 50 to 100 4.5
from 100 to 200 4.5
from 200 to 300 9
from 300 to 500 3
from 500 to 1 000 15
from 1 000 to 10 000 1.5

When using the table, the values of the tolerable negative errors shown as percentages in the table, calculated in units of weight or volume, shall be rounded up to the nearest one-tenth of a gram or millilitre.]

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