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Metrology Act, 1996

Short measure on sale.

28.(1) Subject to subsection (2), any person who sells, or exposes for sale or offers for sale any product by weight, measure or number shall be guilty of an offence if the quantity of goods sold, exposed for sale or offered for sale is less than that purported to be sold, exposed for sale or offered for sale or than corresponds with the price charged on the basis of—

(a) the total price to be paid for the goods, or

(b) the stated price per number or unit of measurement, as the case may be, used to determine the total price.

(2) This section shall not apply to goods which are packed in accordance with the provisions of the Packaged Goods (Quantity Control) Act, 1980 .