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, an administrative penalty may be issued and other action may be taken, including referral to the Vermont Attorney General’s Office for civil enforcement. Administrative penalties increase for repeated violations.

 

Definitions used in the violation chart are as follows:

  • 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.
  • Paid – Paid Penalty / No Hearing
  • A.O.D. – Assurance of Discontinuance (agreement to have no violations for a period of 1 year)
  • Pre Hearing – Meeting to discuss the violation and come to an agreement
  • Binding Agreement – Mutual agreement on a penalty
  • Final Order – Last order to pay
  • Dismissed – Case dropped

January - 2015

Store

Town

Violation

Action

Outcome

Walgreens Burlington Scanners Penalty Coming soon
 

February - 2015

Store

Town

Violation

Action

Outcome

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

March - 2015

Store

Town

Violation

Action

Outcome

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

April - 2015

Store

Town

Violation

Action

Outcome

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

May - 2015

Store

Town

Violation

Action

Outcome

       
 

June - 2015

Store

Town

Violation

Action

Outcome

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

July - 2015

Store

Town

Violation

Action

Outcome

Dollar General Berlin Scanners Penalty Coming soon
Dollar General Randolph Scanners Penalty Coming soon
 

August - 2015

Store

Town

Violation

Action

Outcome

Dollar General Northfield Scanners Penalty Coming soon
 

September - 2014

Store

Town

Violation

Action

Outcome

 

October - 2014

Store

Town

Violation

Action

Outcome

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

November - 2014

Store

Town

Violation

Action

Outcome

Stowe Laundry Stowe Scale Display Penalty Coming soon
 

December - 2014

Store

Town

Violation

Action

Outcome

Wesco South Burlington Seals Penalty Coming soon
Family Dollar Burlington Scanners Penalty Coming soon