Trade Approved scales
Trade Approved scales are essential if you’re a brewer - if you’re pricing based on weight with scales not legal, you could risk a fine.
Our survey earlier this summer revealed that there wasn’t adequate awareness amongst breweries - 88% of respondents believed there wasn’t enough awareness in the industry with regards weighing laws.
The finest ingredients are often sold to the nearest gram, but with a non- Trade Approved scale you could be short changing your customer.
Luxury and high quality goods require the highest service and accuracy, particularly in sales of consumables such as caviar, the finest coffee or charcuterie.
Digi’s DC-400 is the latest addition to Marsden’s counting scales range.
A sophisticated and highly accurate counting scale from a world-renowned name, the DC-400 features a range of useful functions including an inbuilt printer for label printing, and an incredible 13,000 PLUs.
When breweries are pricing based on weight, using a Trade Approved scale is essential. Using unsuitable scale can result in a £1000 fine.
Weighing scales are used throughout the brewery processes - from weighing ingredients, to outgoing casks, bags of malt, through to the shipping out of consignment.
Legally, Trade Approved scales must be used when weighing in commercial transactions – when the purpose of weighing items is to determine the price.
A failure to use Trade Approved scales for this purpose can result in a fine in excess of £1000, according to Trading Standards.
A legal-for-trade scale - also known as a Trade Approved scale - is one that has been tested and approved for legal use in the buying and selling of goods.
If an unsuitable weighing scale is used in the process of buying or selling based on weight, it is not only illegal but may lead to ‘an unlimited fine’ following a Trading Standards visit.
Waterproof scales are essential for fishmongers. If a scale without an IP rating is used, it could be at risk of being broken if liquid finds its way into the scale.
The scales listed in this blog post are built to withstand regular use in wet or humid areas, which makes them perfect for fishmongers.
Trade Approved scales are used in a wide range of industries. When price is based on weight it is a legal requirement that the scale used is Trade Approved.
A failure to use Trade Approved scales for this purpose means your business can incur heavy fines.