Published: March 2, 2021


THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE WILL CELEBRATE WEIGHTS AND MEASURES WEEK THIS WEEK. ACCORDING TO A PRESS RELEASE, THIS WEEK IS CELEBRATED EACH YEAR TO COMMERATE JOHN ADAMS SIGNING THE FIRST US WEIGHTS AND MEASURES LAW ON MARCH 2ND, 1799. WEIGHTS AND MEASURES WEEK FOCUSES ON THE IMPORTANCE OF ACCURATE WEIGHTS AND MEASURES IN COMMERCE FOR CONSUMERS AND FOR BUSINESSES. IN ADDITION TO TESTING GAS PUMPS AND GROCERY STORE SCALES, WEIGHTS AND MEASURES OFFICIALS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR UPC PRICE VERIFICATION SCANNER INSPECTIONS, AND CHECKING SIGNAGE, ADVERTISEMENTS, AND PRICE CALCULATIONS AT RETAILERS. EACH FISCAL YEAR, WEIGHTS AND MEASURES INSPECTORS VERIFY THAT THE FUEL BEING SOLD TO DRIVERS MEETS QUALITY STANDARDS.

 

FROM JULY 1, 2019 TO JUNE 30, 2020, TENNESSEE CONDUCTED 6,034 PUMP INSPECTIONS ON APPROXIMATELY 94,000 FUEL PUMPS; 4,869 SCALE INSPECTIONS ON APPROXIMATELY 18,695 SMALL TO LARGE CAPACITY SCALES; 4,299 FUEL TANK INSPECTIONS AGAINST CONTAMINATION; AND COLLECTED 7,460 FUEL SAMPLES FROM 205,668,497 GALLONS OF FUEL BEING OFFERED FOR SALE.