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The Weights and Measures Act 1963 (Various Foods) (Amendment) Order 1985

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1.  This Order may be cited as the Weights and Measures Act 1963 (Various Foods) (Amendment) Order 1985 and shall come into operation on 1st July 1985.

2.  The Weights and Measures Act 1963 (Cheese, Fish, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Meat and Poultry) Order 1984 is hereby amended as follows:—

(a)in Article 5(4) for the words immediately following “only” onwards there shall be substituted:

(a)by net weight;

  

(b)in the case of countable produce either by net weight or number; or

  

(c)if the food is sold in a container which does not exceed the appropriate permitted weight specified in Table A of Schedule 2 to this Order, either by net weight or by gross weight.

; and

(b)in Article 5(7)—

(i)after sub-paragraph (b) there shall be added the following sub-paragraph—

(c)any food in a quantity of more than 5 kg;

; and

(ii)the words “or more than 5 kg” shall be deleted.

3.  The Weights and Measures Act 1963 (Miscellaneous Foods) Order 1984 is hereby amended as follows:—

(a)after Article 12 there shall be inserted the following Article:—

12A.  Potatoes, which are not pre-packed shall, if sold by retail, be sold only—

(a)by net weight; or

(b)if the food is sold in a container which does not exceed the appropriate permitted weight specified in the Table in Schedule 1A to this Order, either by net weight or gross weight.;

(b)in Schedule 1

(i)in respect of coffee extracts and chicory extracts consisting of solid and paste coffee and chicory products in column 2 the imperial units of measurement shall be deleted; and

(ii)in respect of honey, jam and marmalade, jelly preserves, molasses, syrup and treacle in column 2 the words “1 oz” shall be deleted and in column 3 for the words **“½ oz” there shall be substituted the words “50 g”; and

(c)after Schedule 1 there shall be inserted as Schedule 1A the Schedule to this Order.

Alexander Fletcher

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State

Department of Trade and Industry

1st July 1985

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