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National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

  • ANSI coordinates the development and use of voluntary consensus standards in the United States and represents the needs and views of U.S. stakeholders in standardization forums around the globe.


  • ASTM International is one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world-a trusted source for technical standards for materials, products, systems, and services.

BIPM (Bureau International des Poids et Mesures)

  • The task of the BIPM is to ensure world-wide uniformity of measurements and their traceability to the International System of Units.

Colorado Forest Products

  • Assuring consumers that at least 50 percent of the wood in their listed products come from Colorado forests.

Food Safety & Inspection Service (USDA)

  • The Labeling & Consumer Protection Staff (LCPS) develops policies and inspection methods and administers programs to protect consumers from misbranded and economically adulterated meat, poultry, and egg products.

FDA (US Food and Drug Administration)

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • The FTC deals with issues that touch the economic lives of most Americans. In fact, the agency has a long tradition of maintaining a competitive marketplace for both consumers and businesses.

Fair Packaging & Labeling Act (FTC)

International Organization of Legal Metrology

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

International Society of Weighing & Measurement (ISWM)

  • ISWM members include manufacturers and dealers/distributors of weighing equipment, state weights and measures officials and industry end users.

NCWM (National Conference on Weights and Measures)

  • The standard for fairness in the marketplace.

SMA (Scale Manufacturers Association)

  • The Association was established by scale industry leaders in 1945 to provide a permanent instrumentality for coordinating the efforts of many individuals in the best interest of the public; the owners and users of scales, and scale manufacturers.

US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms (ATF) Alcohol and Tobacco Product Information.

Western Weights and Measures Association (WWMA)

  • An Association to promote equity in the marketplace in the exchange of goods and services by weight, measure or count; to provide technical and administrative education and act as a source of information.