RD338 - Annual Report on the Testing and Inspection Activities of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Weights and Measures Program – October 1, 2016

Executive Summary:
During the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, staff assigned to the Weights and Measures Program in the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) inspected 70,331 weighing and measuring devices used in commercial transactions in the Commonwealth. This approximately five percent decrease from the number of devices inspected in fiscal year 2015 is primarily due to the loss of staff time as the result of inspectors on short-term disability leave. The frequency of inspection per device is approximately 24 months. The reported inspection interval decreased from approximately 36 months to 24 months due to improved data provided by the vendor of the software that the program uses to track its inspections. Staff also collected 4,471 motor fuel samples and investigated 475 consumer complaints.