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Under trade measurement laws prepacked bread and bakery products for sale must comply with the following:
Some items can be marked by count or sold individually. Weight marking for the following items is voluntary, although any statement of weight must be accurate:
Items that must be marked by weight are:
The trade measurement laws do not cover requirements for non-packaged bread and bakery products. There is no requirement to sell loaves of bread in prescribed weights.
The following products are exempt from the need to include measurement statements and packer details:
When selling by weight, sellers are responsible for the accuracy of their measuring instruments. The instruments must:
NMI employs trade measurement inspectors throughout Australia. The role of inspectors is:
Sellers should check the health and safety regulations in their state, territory or council area.
The main laws covering trade measurement are the National Measurement Act and the National Trade Measurement Regulations. The following refer to the sale of bread and bakery products: regulation 4.4(1), regulation 4.13 and schedule 4 (items 2.8, 2.9 and 5.1).
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Exceptions to packaging requirements
Responsibilities of sellers
Regulating the sale of bread and bakery products
Health and safety issues
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