This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 14 November 2001, amend the Weights and Measures Regulations 1999 (
“the principal regulations”).
The amendment inserts new Part 6A into the principal regulations. New Part 6A prescribes the new average quantity system for the purposes of section 16A of the Weights and Measures Act 1987 (the Act).
Section 16A(2) of the Act provides that every person commits an offence if the weight, measure, or number of goods in a package is less than that stated on the package or label attached to the package. However, in accordance with section 16A(3) of the Act, the weight, measure, or number of the goods in the package is deemed to be the same as that stated on the package or label if the package is 1 package in a lot of packages that meets the conditions prescribed by these regulations.
New regulation 84C prescribes the test to determine whether a package is a non-standard package.
New regulation 84D prescribes the test to determine whether a package is an inadequate package.
New regulation 84E prescribes the basis for selecting a sample of packages and the minimum number of packages that must be selected.
New regulation 84F prescribes the formula to determine the weighted average quantity of the packages in a sample.
Regulation 4 amends the form of an infringement notice in the principal regulations.
Regulation 5 inserts new Schedule 7A into the principal regulations.
New Schedule 7A contains various tables that are relevant to the average quantity system.