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Weights and Measures inspectors help keep customers safe

By on December 4, 2019

With colder weather closing in, making sure your home is well-heated is especially important right now. Many people across North Carolina rely on propane to heat their homes and power their appliances. Check out the video above to learn about

National Weights and Measures Week celebrates how inspectors touch your life daily

By on March 1, 2016

On a typical day you might think about your upcoming trip to the grocery store or maybe your weekend plans out of town. What you probably don’t think about is whether you are paying the correct price at the store or

Field Trip: Inspecting scales and price scanners at the grocery store

By on July 17, 2015

There aren’t too many days that Benjamin Foster is not at a grocery store. As an inspector for the NCDA&CS Standards Division, he is responsible for making sure consumers get what they pay for by checking scales and price scanners throughout

NCDA&CS inspectors finding problems with fertilizer

By on April 8, 2014

Maybe it was the wet weather clogging the bagging machine or poor quality control with the distributors, but whatever the reason, inspectors with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services have failed more than 35,000 bags of fertilizer for

Tips to save green on lawncare items this spring

By on March 1, 2013

Spring gardens are about to bloom across North Carolina. But before homeowners dig in to a new year, the department’s Standards Division is inspecting mulch, fertilizer and other garden products to make sure consumers aren’t short changed at checkout. The

Photos from the Field: Heavy-scale workshop

By on June 18, 2012

Most summer travelers pass by the state’s eight weigh stations without a second glance. But for long-haul truck drivers and other transportation vehicles, weigh stations are an important stop that ensures the safety of all travelers. Instrumental to that safety