Co-op puts weighbridge in order following prosecution

The Wexford Farmer’s Co-op Society has put a weighbridge in order and the verification has been successfully completed, following a prosecution by the National Standards Authority of Ireland.

The co-op pleaded guilty and was convicted on two counts for using a non-verified weighbridge at Monamolin, in a recent action taken by NSAI at Gorey District Court.

It was fined €3,800 in fines and costs. An inspection last September showed the company had failed to rectify the weighbridge despite a previous warning to do so.

The Metrology Act 1996 obliges the user of a measuring instrument used in trade to ensure that it conforms to an approved design, is accurate and is secured against unauthorised or fraudulent adjustment.

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