The Regulations Amending the Weights and Measures Regulations were published in the Canada Gazette, Part II, on June 4, 2010. The amendments proposed in these Regulations will come into force on August 1, 2014.

The purpose of the Regulations is to reduce errors in measurement and provide greater fairness in the Canadian marketplace, in an efficient and innovative way. In particular, the amendments introduce mandatory examinations at regular intervals in the retail food and downstream petroleum trade categories.

RCC has obtained an extension of 12 months for the retail food sector, making it possible to better manage and plan for the implementation of these amendments.

Retail food sector:

If a device was owned or in use by a business prior to August 1, 2014, the retailer must have the device examined on the following schedule:

Retail petroleum sector:

The examination and certification interval for measuring devices is two (2) years, with the exception of propane meters, for which the interval is one (1) year.

If a device was owned or in use by a business prior to August 1, 2014, the retailer must have the device examined on the following schedule:

Background

Following consultations with RCC, the federal Department of Industry published the proposed Regulations Amending the Weights and Measures Regulations on November 2, 2013. This department is responsible for Measurement Canada.

A webinar was organized by RCC with Measurement Canada to explain all these changes. To view or review this presentation, please click here.

For further background on this issue, view the notice sent to RCC members in February 2014.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call Carole Fortin, Director of Government Relations and Public Affairs, Grocery Division, at 514-982-0267, extension 333, or email [email protected].