Consumer Protection Violations Found

The Consumer Protection Section of the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, inspects many different weighing and measuring devices, as well as agricultural products. For the first violation, an official notice is issued and the business must send back a Report of Corrective Action Taken ( RCAT ) detailing how they will correct the problem. If continued problems are found in subsequent inspections, a penalty may be issued and / or other legal action may be taken.

  • Scanners – Price scanning systems charge a different price than is posted. Violations are over 2% errors.
  • Short Weight – The weight stated on the package is more than the weight of the product minus the weight of the packaging or tare. Violations may include not accounting for packaging weight, moisture loss, etc.
  • Seals – Meters found with no security seals.
  • Short Measure – Meters deliver less than the amount on the meter.
  • Maple – Product found to be out of grade for density, color, clarity or flavor.
  • Eggs – Product found to be out of grade for size, cracks, dirty eggs, etc.

January - 2014

Store

Town

Violation

Outcome

Shaws Colchester Short Weight Penalty
 

February - 2014

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Town

Violation

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March - 2014

Store

Town

Violation

Outcome

Dollar General Colchester Scanners Penalty
Dollar General Barre Scanners Penalty
Dollar General Randolph Scanners Penalty
Kinney Drugs Burlington Scanners Penalty
Shaws Berlin Scanners Penalty
Shaws Waitsfield Scanners Penalty
Shaws So. Burlington Short Weight Penalty
Healthy Living So. Burlington Short Weight Penalty
Rite Aid Montpelier Scanners Penalty
 

April - 2014

Store

Town

Violation

Outcome

Tractor Supply Montpelier Scanners Penalty
Tops Hardwick Scanners Penalty
Shaws Waterbury Scanners Penalty
Dollar General Rutland Scanners Penalty
 

May - 2014

Store

Town

Violation

Outcome

Food City St. Albans Short Measure Penalty
Kinney Drugs Cambridge Scanners Penalty
Kinney Drugs Waterbury Scanners Penalty
Staples South Burlington Scanners Penalty
 

June - 2013

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July - 2013

Store

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Violation

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August - 2013

Store

Town

Violation

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September - 2013

Store

Town

Violation

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October - 2013

Store

Town

Violation

Outcome

Wesco Inc. Swanton Seals Penalty
Wesco Inc. St. Albans Seals Penalty
 

November - 2013

Store

Town

Violation

Outcome

R.L. Vallee Fairfax  Seals Penalty
Price Chopper Burlington  Short Weight  Penalty
Champlain Oil  South Burlington  Seals(2) Penalty