Important New Guidance notes for the Non-Automatic Weighing Instruments Regulations

17th Dec 2015

These guidance notes are now on version 6 - December 2015. The changes are important as they reflect the new requirements relating to the control of weights.

Please see the new Guidance Notes. The details of the new requirements are in paragraph 6.46 and paragraph 9.15. Although it is recognised that these requirements are only guidelines it is recommended that they should be followed by UKWF members. It has been agreed that if these requirements are followed the local weights and measures authority will presume that the test weights are sufficient.

I would also draw your attention to Annex 12 of the new guidance notes which states clearly that instruments used for weighing ingredients that have their percentage declared in the ingredients list are controlled by legislation.

This clarification of the legislation means that it is now clear that such instruments must be verified and stickers.

If you have any queries, please contact me.

Ian Turner- Technical Officer for the UKWF
technical2@ukwf.org.uk
+44 (0)7581 499244

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