2012 PRESS RELEASES
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March 1, 2012
NATIONAL WEIGHTS AND MEASURES WEEK IS MARCH 1 - 7. THE WEEK ALWAYS STARTS ON MARCH 1, NO MATTER WHAT DAY THAT IS.
Contact: Elaine J. Lidholm, 804.786.7686
Did you know that the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) inspects gas pumps, scales, oil tanker trucks, scanners and more for accuracy?
- Last year VDACS inspected 47,830 motor fuel dispensers and rejected 5% of them.
- In 2011 VDACS verified the accuracy of 12,000 grocery store scales.
- Last year VDACS inspected 3,949 tuning forks used to calibrate radar guns for police and sheriff’s departments.
- VDACS inspected, collected and tested 4,270 samples of motor fuels in 2011.
Click here for more information on the state’s Weights and Measures program.