The Missouri Department of Agriculture's Weights and Measures and Consumer Protection Division is responsible for protecting buyers and sellers by upholding and promoting uniformity in weights and measures laws, regulations and standards. The team's responsibilities range from ensuring proper calibration of taxicab meters and fuel pumps to the meat and produce scales at your local grocery store.
Missouri has celebrated National Weights and Measures Week for three decades, raising awareness of the program and thanking staff for their efforts to protect consumers and businesses.
Did You Know? The National organization for weights and measures estimates that sales of products and services impacted by weights and measures laws in the United States represent roughly 50 percent of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product!
Want to learn more about weights and measures in Missouri? Visit the program online at http://mda.mo.gov/weights/.