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Inspection Visit To Supermarket and Grocery Store

Weights and Measures Unit (SDT), Industry and Business Ecosystem Division (IBE) under Ministry of Finance and Economy conducted spot check visits to seventeen (17) supermarkets and grocery stores on Thursday, 04th August 2022.

These visits are part of a routine enforcement exercise to ensure any weights and measures machines that is used for business purposes are registered and verified. During the inspection, SDT officers found 175 units of weighing machines. While 2 units have failed to comply with the Weights and Measures Act, 1983 Chapter 151 and the stipulated guidelines under the Act. The company was issued a Reminder Notice and is required to report to the Weights and Measures Unit Office within 7 working days from the date the notice was issued. Business premises inspected were as follows:

According to Yang Mulia Awang Allen On, Director of the Industry and Business Ecosystem Division (IBE), over the past seven (7) months, SDT conducted inspection on business premises such as supermarkets, grocery stores, café, restaurants, cake houses and pastries, tailor shops, textiles and hardware shops. In addition to this, the inspections were also conducted at industrial sites such as food processing factories, bricks, recycled materials, workshop and roadside stalls. During that period, SDT has conducted spot checks in 70 areas with checking 1,308 units of weights and measures machines that is used for business activities. 

Traders and users of weight and measures machine are required to comply as stipulated in the Weights and Measures (Verification) Regulations, 1994 under section 3(2); Every person who uses or has in his possession for use for trade any weight, measure or instrument for weighing not stamped as required by this regulation shall be guilty of an offence. 

The penalty for such offence is a fine of BND1,000.00 or imprisonment for three (3) months or both and instrument for weighing shall be liable to be forfeited and any contract, bargain, sale or dealing made by such weight, measure or instrument for Weighing shall be void. 

For any enquiries, the public may contact Weights and Measures Unit, MOFE via email: