Hello any fellow PA quality managers ever deal with our weights and measures department? I purchased scales for use in our production room and they told me I couldn't use them for commerce because they have too many divisions (they go out .001 which is too accurate). Has anyone ever ran into this before? I have worked at a few manufacturing plants in PA but have never had them show up before. I work for a small spice company so we are selling items in pouches and jars and I understand net weight is important. We monitor the weight for each container we hand fill and every 5 packages we form and fill. The scales are verified daily and calibrated by a 3rd party annually. And weights and measures comes in every year to check them. Just seems like I have a lot of checks for scales.
Posted 17 March 2020 - 04:46 PM
i also work in PA, we use scales from Harbor Freight to do dough weights. We just completed SQF in Feb 2020 with no adverse remarks
Posted 18 March 2020 - 01:54 AM
Can't you adjust the scales to show 0.01 or 0.1 versus 0.001? If you are unsure it would be worth a call to your scale calibration / service company and get their feedback. They probably have a good idea of weights and measures requirements, or at least steer you to the correct information.
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