4 October 2022


Members - £650 + VAT
Non-members - £840 + VAT


Campden BRI, Chipping Campden

Delegate feedback (2021)

  • Very knowledgeable and helpful, made weights & measures course enjoyable!
  • Very personable. Able to provide real examples & could answer all questions.
  • Good examples (very specific).
  • Engaging and well experienced

Benefits of attending

This unique course deals with the quantity control of food and drink. It will be of particular benefit to production and quality assurance staff in companies whose products are sold by weight or volume but will also appeal to other staff who wish to improve their understanding of this complex subject.

Although quantity control rules apply to the production and marketing of most food and drink, the detailed and complex legislation can often appear baffling to the non-specialist. As a result controls are often operated by rote, with little real understanding of the principles involved.  This one-day workshop will help to demystify the legislation, and give delegates the confidence not only to review their current systems but also to assess their efficiency and effectiveness.

Training Course content

The Weights and Measures Act, and subsidiary regulations including

  • Principles (nominal quantity, the e-mark, tolerable negative error, the three rules for packers)
  • Packers' and importers' responsibilities (Inspector's Reference Test, quantity checks and records, equipment requirements, labelling)
  • Marker requirements (quantity, identity of packer/importer & 'e' mark)
  • Setting up a control system and statistical process control (control by sampling, using MCB and templets & checkweighers)
  • Day-to-day control of production
  • Record keeping
  • Review procedures
  • Remedial actions
  • Offences, penalties and due diligence

This course can be customised and is available in house

Event Director - Jo Rathkey

Related resources

  • Food law alert: Prompt, succinct news of developments in UK/EU food law. Available to subscribers fortnightly

Further information

Our training team will be happy to help with any enquiry on +44(0)1386 842104 or at

COVID-19 secure workplace

We continue to offer a range of training options so that you can continue to learn and develop.

Online courses – We are delivering tutor-led training courses online. Find out more.

Face-to-face training – Our on-site events follow strict social distancing and safety measures. View programme.

Book with confidence – We will not charge transfer fees if you need to move your booking to another course date or alternative course/event due to Covid-19.

Tailored training – We also provide tailored training for your teams online or face to face.

If you have any queries, email or call +44(0)1386 842104.

Our Campden BRI COVID-19 secure workplace video was filmed following strict COVID-19 safety rules. At the time of filming it was not mandatory to wear face masks on our sites. Now we ask that all staff and visitors to our sites wear face masks. Thank you.

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