Bureau Of Standards Protects Arkansas Buyers And Sellers

LITTLE ROCK, AR –  The Bureau of Standards, a division of the Arkansas Agriculture Department’s State Plant Board, helps protect buyers and sellers throughout the state by inspecting all commercial weighing or measuring as well as ensuring compliance with other Arkansas consumer protection laws.

Thirteen field inspectors, with assigned regions across the state, inspect packages and conduct price verifications at retail and wholesale outlets to assure the accuracy of advertised commodities, test motor-fuel dispensers and small capacity commercial scales, and respond to consumer complaints. 7,334 Arkansas retail businesses were inspected during the previous fiscal year which included 580 catfish labeling inspections, 1,451 motor-fuel dispenser tests, inspection of 1,765 scales, and responding to 67 consumer complaints.   MORE

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