Weights and measures



If your business sells goods by weight or another measure such as volume or length you must comply with a range of rules. These rules are designed to help customers understand how much they are buying and to ensure they receive the amount of goods they are entitled

The rules are particularly relevant to businesses that sell food or drink such as greengrocers, butchers and pubs. The rules are also relevant to any business that sells goods by weight or measure.

This guide gives an overview of weights and measures legislation. It includes rules about packages of goods and on using metric weights and measures. It also provides information for specific types of business, such as bakers and butchers.

  • Trading Standards Service Northern Ireland
    0300 123 6262