In 2020, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection's Weights and Measures inspectors conducted 252,782 inspections at 5,946 business locations, including:
Grades of Fuel Tested
* Percent of time a consumer would be charged accurately or undercharged
** Includes all overcharges and undercharges
Total Samples Tested
DACP's weights and measures team
conducted 252,782 inspections at 5,946 business locations statewide in
2020. Inspection results followed the trends of recent years:
- Wisconsin gas pumps continued to provide the correct amount of fuel, or even over-deliver, in nearly 100% of our tests in 2020.
- Prices at the register were also accurate or in the customer's favor in 98% of our tests.
DATCP conducted on scales used to weigh products sold by weight (such
as meat, deli, and produce items) were accurate or measured in the
customer's favor almost 100% of the time.
- Packaged products sold by weight (such as ground beef) were accurately labeled in almost 99% of tests.
When inaccurate measurements or
prices are identified, violations are reported to store management and
orders are issued to correct the problem. In 2020, DATCP inspectors
issued 4,413 of these orders and conducted 1,087 re-inspections to
ensure that corrections were made.
If necessary, DATCP can also
take steps toward higher-level enforcement. In 2020, civil forfeiture
settlements totaling $264,908 were collected from companies as a result
of weights and measures inspections including fuel quality violations,
product quantity misrepresentations, and weights and measures service
Previous Annual Inspection Results
Bureau of Weights and Measures
(608) 224-4942, option 4