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    Auditor Recognizes Retailers with Perfect Scores

    Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith recognized more than 350 area retailers this week for achieving perfect scores on pricing tests conducted last year by county weights and measures inspectors.  The announcement was made as part of the auditor’s commemoration of National Weights and Measures Week designated each year during the first week in March.

    “Last year our weights and measures staff conducted pricing tests on more than 30,000 items as part of their annual inspections at more than 500 area retailers,” Keith said.  “We are pleased to report that 365 retailers achieved perfect scores during these tests.”

    Keith said inspectors randomly select items off the shelves at various grocery stores, department stores, hardware stores and gas stations and scan the items to verify that the shelf price matches the price on each item.  A retailer must achieve an accuracy rate of 98% or better in order to pass inspection.

    “Verifying accurate pricing on everyday items like cans of soup, boxes of cereal or packages of light bulbs helps to promote trust and fairness in the marketplace,” Keith said.  “This is just one of the ways the county’s weights and measures inspectors work to protect both buyers and sellers.”  

    In addition to these pricing tests, county inspectors tested and certified almost 2,000 retail scales and performed more than 7,000 gas pump inspections in 2013.

    A complete list of the retailers who achieved perfect scores on last year’s pricing tests can be found on the Auditor’s website at www.mcauditor.org.

    To further commemorate National Weights and Measures Week, the auditor’s office has produced a short video to highlight its weights and measures program.  The video is scheduled to play on DATV throughout the month of March and can be viewed on the auditor’s website as well.

    Date: March 3, 2014

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