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 - 2015

Store

Town

Violation

Outcome

Walgreens Burlington Scanners Penalty
 

February - 2015

Store

Town

Violation

Outcome

Rite Aid Bristol Scanners Penalty
Shaws Colchester Short Weight Penalty
Shaws Waitsfield Scanners Penalty
Shaws Randolph Scanners Penalty
 

March - 2015

Store

Town

Violation

Outcome

Dollar General Alburg Scanners Penalty
Dollar General Colchester Scanners Penalty
Dollar General Rutland Scanners Penalty
Dollar General Colchester Scanners Penalty
Dollar General Randolph Scanners Penalty
Dollar General Northfield Scanners Penalty
Dollar General Barre Scanners Penalty
Dollar General Barre Scanners Penalty
Shaws Williston Short Weight Penalty
Shaws South Burlington Short Weight Penalty
Shaws Middlebury Short Weight Penalty
Shaws Poultry Scanners Penalty
Shaws Randolph Scanners Penalty
Walgreens Rutland Scanners Penalty
Price Chopper South Burlington Short Weight Penalty
 

April - 2015

Store

Town

Violation

Outcome

Hannafords    Brandon Short Weight Penalty
Shaws   Vergennes Scanners Penalty
Shaws Manchester Scanners Penalty
Staples    Williston Scanners Penalty
 

May - 2015

Store

Town

Violation

Outcome

       
 

June - 2015

Store

Town

Violation

Outcome

Price Chopper West Rutland Scanners Penalty
Price Chopper Rutland Scanners Penalty
Price Chopper Colchester Short Weight Penalty
Price Chopper Manchester Short Weight Penalty
 

July - 2014

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Violation

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August - 2014

Store

Town

Violation

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September - 2014

Store

Town

Violation

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October - 2014

Store

Town

Violation

Outcome

Rite Aid Burlington Scanners Penalty
Rite Aid West Rutland Scanners Penalty
Dollar General Rutland Scanners Penalty
Dollar General Randolph Scanners Penalty
Dollar General Colchester Scanners Penalty
Dollar General Prim Rd., Colchester Scanners Penalty
D & M Petroleum Bristol Seals Penalty
CVS Rutland Scanners Penalty
Champlain Oil Burlington Seals Penalty
 

November - 2014

Store

Town

Violation

Outcome

Stowe Laundry Stowe Scale Display Penalty
 

December - 2014

Store

Town

Violation

Outcome

Wesco South Burlington Seals Penalty
Family Dollar Burlington Scanners Penalty