Controllers go after pharmacy scales

POSTED: 03/21/16 7:24 PM

St. Maarten News – The section economic control of the Inspectorate of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunications has started its control program for weights and measures for 2016.

Beginning this week, the controllers are visiting all the pharmacies on the island to verify if their scales are properly calibrated in order for them to conduct their business of weighing medicines according to a prescription.

The controls will continue throughout the remainder of the year at all businesses selling goods to the public based on weight or size to ensure compliance, protect the interests of the consumer and the business owner, and to ensure free and unhindered trade.

It is prohibited to sell, offer for sale, to rent or hire weighing or measuring machines that have not been calibrated or recalibrated and received either an approval seal or declaration statement from the inspectorate.

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