There are legal requirements when selling goods that have to be weighed and or measured – some foods must be sold by weight, others per piece. You also need to label your food so that customers can be sure that they know what they are buying.
Where to go for information
- Your local council’s Trading Standards officer will advise you on weights and measures and other trading standards issues. All local council contact details are on COSLA’s website
- Trading Standards Institute’s Business Companion: this website has a wealth of information including consumers’/buyers’ rights, weights and measures and fair trading
- Food Standards Scotland: gives advice on Scotland-specific legislation