Colorado Department of Agriculture
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Method of Sale

Measurement Standards

To facilitate value comparison, and to address deceptive and misleading sales practices, the Measurement Standards Program is responsible for establishing and enforcing the method of sale used for commodities in Colorado. This is done under authority of the Colorado Measurement Standards Act (MSA), 35-14, CRS, specifically Section 107 (1) (m) and Section 107 (1) (o). ICS multiple inspectors are charged with enforcement of method of sale requirements in the marketplace.


Packaging and Labeling

Specific requirements for the packaging and labeling of commodities in Colorado are detailed on the Commodities - Packaging & Labeling page of this Internet site. Before reviewing that information, the packer should determine the allowable method of sale (weight, measure, or count) for the commodity in question. We also provide information on allowable methods of sale for specific commodities.