We receive organic and conventional corn and wheat and weigh the trucks that deliver the product on a truck scale. It is a brand new scale (1 month old), it only sees about 30 trucks per day. At the moment, we have a scale technician coming out quarterly to run accuracy checks and calibrations on it (dates back to the older scale that was just replaced as well). It has never been out of calibration. I'm curious about some of the insight that you guys may have on inspection frequency in this area.
Also, I've been reading some documents from the NIST, specifically handbook 44 and 155. I cannot find any laws concerning frequency of scale inspections. I understand that this may also be a state mandated issue, so I checked into Ohio codes and also the Department of Commerce website. I can't find any laws or codes concerning testing frequencies. There has to be something, right? Can someone help me with this please? I just want some sort of code to refer to when writing my scale calibration procedure for my SQF plan.
Thanks in advance for your help!