State inspectors check accuracy of pumps, scales

April 13, 2015 5:14 PM

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When the cashier weighs apples at the grocery store or the attendant pumps gas at the station, most customers probably don't think twice about whether those measurements are accurate.

Customers are most likely paying the right amount for what they get, though, because the state checks those scales and pumps regularly. The Oregon Department of Agriculture has a team of 18 Weights and Measures Program inspectors who visit every store or business with licensed scales.

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