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Auditing Programs

The Division regulates commodites sold by weight or measure in state commerce, and strives to ensure and promote accuracy and equity in the marketplace for consumers and businesses.

Audits conducted by field staff provide equity in the marketplace and consumer protection.

The Division audits the following throughout the state to test for accuracy in the determination and representation of quantity in commercial transactions including, but not limited to: (1) commercial devices such as scales in grocery stores and farmers markets, vehicle scales, gas pump meters, vehicle tank meters, LPG meters; (2) package and labeling of commercial products; (3) package checking (i.e., net weight verification); and (4) price verification.

The audits also ensure that devices are being used properly and that security seals are not broken. Security seals are affixed to devices by licensed service technicians or Division officials to prevent unauthorized adjustments to devices which can affect the accuracy of the product being weighed or measured.

testing a grocery store scale

A Division Investigator
testing a small
capacity scale at
a local grocery store.

NH Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food
Mailing: PO Box 2042, Concord NH 03302 -2042
Physical: 25 Capitol Street, Second Floor, Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-3551 | fax: (603) 271-1109