Consumer Information Act, 1978

Provision of weighing facilities in places where food sold by retail.

14.—(1) A person who offers food for sale by retail by weight (other than food packed for such sale by its manufacturer or producer or by the person who supplied it for such sale) in any place in the course of any trade or business shall provide in a prominent position in a part of the place to which, for the purpose of such sales, the public have access, a weighing scales or weighing machine, and shall permit any person to weigh or observe the weighing of any food sold by retail or for sale by retail at the place (being food which that person has bought or is buying or about to buy) on the scales or machine.

(2) A weighing scales or weighing machine provided pursuant to this section shall be deemed, for the purposes of the Weights and Measures Acts, 1878 to 1961, to be being used for trade.

(3) A person who contravenes subsection (1) of this section shall be guilty of an offence.