News | June 17, 2024

BSMI Ensures Accuracy Of Weighing Scales For Dragon Boat Festival

As the Dragon Boat Festival approaches, the traditional customs of eating Zongzi (glutinous rice dumplings) and preparing dishes for worship are at the heart of the celebrations. This year, the market is buzzing with life and consumers who are delighted by the array of celebratory foods. In light of these activities, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) has launched a nationwide inspection project before the festival to ensure the accuracy of weighing scales used in transactions.

The results of this comprehensive inspection were impressive, with a compliance rate of 99.9%. Out of the 7,342 scales inspected across 185 food retailing spots, including traditional markets, supermarkets, and hypermarkets in various cities, only three scales failed to pass the inspection. These non-compliant scales were immediately labeled "Suspended" and are subject to follow-up monitoring. Vendors using these failed scales face fines ranging from NT$15,000 to NT$75,000 under the "Weights and Measures Act" if they continue their use.

The BSMI emphasized its commitment to ongoing vigilance by conducting year-round inspection projects to monitor the accuracy of weighing scales in transactions. Consumers are encouraged to report any scales that do not bear the verification mark (Picture as attachment file) or those they suspect of being inaccurate. Reports can be made by calling the BSMI at 02-23434567. Investigations will be carried out to protect the interests of both buyers and sellers, ensuring a fair and reliable marketplace.

This initiative made by the BSMI not only safeguards consumer rights but also promotes trust and transparency in the market during this significant cultural celebration.

Source: Ministry of Economic Affairs