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The Weights and Measures (Packaged Goods) Regulations 2006

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation, commencement, revocation and extent

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.Scope of application

  5. 4.Duty to comply with the three packers' rules

  6. 5.Duty of packers and importers to mark packages

  7. 6.Duty of packers and importers to mark outer containers

  8. 7.Liability for labelling packages and outer containers

  9. 8.Specific requirements as to quantity marking

  10. 9.Packers' and importers' duties as to equipment, checks and documentation

  11. 10.Enforcement by local weights and measures authority

  12. 11.Notices to local weights and measures authorities

  13. 12.Instructions by inspectors

  14. 13.Offences relating to the making up and marking of packages and outer containers, and record keeping

  15. 14.Offences relating to the sale of packages

  16. 15.Offences relating to E-marks

  17. 16.Disclosure of information

  18. 17.Corporate offence provisions

  19. 18.Penalties for offences

  20. 19.Defences

  21. 20.Trade Descriptions Act

  22. 21.Transitional provisions

  23. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      1. Part 1— Repeals and revocations

      2. Part 2— Minor and Consequential Amendments

        1. Weights and Measures Act 1985 (c. 72)

          1. (1) The 1985 Act is amended as follows.

        2. The Weights and Measures (Quantity Marking and Abbreviations of Units) Regulations 1987, S.I. 1987/1538

          1. (18) In regulation 2(1)(a), omit the words “or section 48(1)...

        3. The Capacity Serving Measures (Intoxicating Liquor) Regulations 1988, S.I. 1988/120

          1. (19) Paragraph (2) of regulation 3 is revoked.

        4. The Weights and Measures (Miscellaneous Foods) Order 1988, S.I. 1988/2040

          1. (20) In article 5(4), omit the words from “or, in...

        5. The Measuring Equipment (Capacity Measures and Testing Equipment) Regulations 1995, S.I. 1995/735

          1. (21) Sub-paragraph (b) of regulation 3(1) is revoked.

        6. The Weighing Equipment (Automatic Gravimetric Filling Instruments) Regulations 2000, S.I. 2000/388

          1. (22) Paragraph (3) of regulation 3 is revoked.

        7. The Weighing Equipment (Non-Automatic Weighing Machines) Regulations 2000, S.I. 2000/932

          1. (23) Sub-paragraphs (f) and (g) of regulation 3(2) are revoked....

        8. Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (2001 c. 16)

          1. (24) The Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 is amended...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      The reference test

      1. This Schedule lays down the procedures of the reference test...

      2. 1.REQUIREMENTS FOR MEASURING THE ACTUAL CONTENTS OF PACKAGES

      3. 2.REQUIREMENTS FOR CHECKING BATCHES OF PACKAGES (2.1) The checking of...

      4. 3.CHECKING OF THE ACTUAL CONTENTS OF A PACKAGE

      5. 4.CHECKING OF AVERAGE ACTUAL VOLUME OF THE CONTENTS OF THE...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Tolerable negative error

      1. In calculating the amount of a tolerable negative error in...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      The E-Mark

      1. The figures marked on the E-mark below show its relative...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Application to bread

      1. 1.References to the packer shall be treated as referring to...

      2. 2.References to the making up or the packing of a...

      3. 3.References to the nominal quantity of a package shall be...

      4. 4.In their application to bread which is sold unwrapped—

      5. 5.Regulation 3(5) shall not apply.

      6. 6.The following provisions of regulations 5 and 6 shall not...

      7. 7.Regulations 5 and 6 shall not apply to bread which...

      8. 8.Regulations 8 and 11 shall not apply.

      9. 9.Where the chief inspector of the area in which packages...

      10. 10.In Regulation 19(1), for the words “which was not marked...

      11. 11.Where bread is not made up by means of a...

      12. 12.In Schedule 7— (a) paragraph 5 shall not apply; and...

      13. 13.Where bread is supplied part-baked to a retailer who completes...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      1. Products referred to in regulation 3(4)(g) to which the Regulations...

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      Powers of inspectors and local weights and measures authorities

      1. 1.Powers of entry and inspection

      2. 2.If a justice of the peace, on sworn information in...

      3. 3.(1) An inspector entering any premises by virtue of paragraph...

      4. 4.Power of seizure

      5. 5.Power to require information

      6. 6.Purchase of goods

      7. 7.Failure to provide assistance or information

  24. Explanatory Note

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