Weights and Measures

 

Course Length: One Day

Entry Requirements: No formal qualifications are required.

Course Content:
This one-day course provides an opportunity to examine legislation relating to weights and measures affecting the food industry and to look at the proposed changes to the law in this area.

To provide those persons involved in ensuring correct weight or measure in the food industry, the latest legislative information available to aid in the decision on deciding target weights and what is ‘suitable equipment’ to be used in the preparation of pre-packages. An explanation of what enforcement authorities are looking out for in their inspection visits and what ‘suitably vigorous system to ensure Regulation 4 is met’ means to the Inspector of Weights and Measures.

Course Objectives:
An overview of the consultations currently out for review of weights and measures legislation.
An overview of the measuring equipment used in packing.

  • Weights and Measures 1985
  • Packaged Goods Regulations 2006
  • Directive (2007/45/EC) on Specified Quantities
  • Miscellaneous Foods Order
  • Measuring Instruments Directive (2004/22/EC)
  • Non-automatic Weighing Instruments Regulations 2000

Course aimed at:
Course aimed at: Individuals involved in ensuring correct weight or measure in the food industry.

Programme Leader: Andy Hayward

Other Courses that may be of interest:
Catering for Health, Corrective Action, Food Allergy, Food Law, Food Microbiology, HACCP, Practical Food Labelling, The Royal Society for the Promotion of Health Level 1 Foundation Certificate in HACCP, The Royal Society for the Promotion of Health Level 2 Award in Healthier Food and Special Diets, The Royal Society for the Promotion of Health Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering, Weights and Measures.

How to enrol: To enrol please contact us at zberry@cardiffmet.ac.uk or 029 2041 6306