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Register February 2014 No. 698
Chapter ATCP 91
SELLING COMMODITIES BY WEIGHT, MEASURE OR COUNT
ATCP 91.01   Definitions.
ATCP 91.015   Methods of sale; general.
ATCP 91.02   Bulk commodities sold by weight.
ATCP 91.03   Commodity types; methods of sale.
ATCP 91.04   Presentation of price.
ATCP 91.05   Combination quantity declarations.
ATCP 91.06   Vending machines.
ATCP 91.07   Railroad car tare weights.
Ch. ATCP 91 Note Note: Chapter Ag 54 was renumbered chapter ATCP 91 under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., Stats., Register, April, 1993, No. 448.
Ch. ATCP 91 Note Note: This chapter is adopted under authority of ss. 93.07 (1), 98.07 (3) and (4), Stats. Violations are subject to the penalties and remedy provided under s. 98.26, Stats. See also chs. ATCP 90 (fair packaging and labeling) and ATCP 92 (weighing and measuring devices).
ATCP 91.01 ATCP 91.01 Definitions.
ATCP 91.01(1)(1) "Commodity" means any product, good or article of merchandise that is sold, offered for sale, or held or distributed for sale in this state. "Commodity" includes a consumer commodity as defined in s. ATCP 90.01 (5).
ATCP 91.01(2) (2) "Department" means the state of Wisconsin department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection.
ATCP 91.01(3) (3) "Method of sale" means the unit or system of weights or measures used in the sale of commodities to determine quantity.
ATCP 91.01(4) (4) "NIST Handbook 130" means NIST Handbook 130 (2013 edition) published by the national institute of standards and technology, United States department of commerce.
ATCP 91.01 Note Note: Copies of NIST Handbook 130 (2013 edition) are on file with the department and the legislative reference bureau. Copies may be obtained from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Stop SSOP, Washington, D.C. 20102-0001, website www.nist.gov.
ATCP 91.01(5) (5) "Ready-to-eat food" means food that is ready for consumption without further washing, heating, thawing or other preparation. "Ready-to-eat food" does not include any of the following:
ATCP 91.01(5)(a) (a) Raw fruits or vegetables, except when sold as part of a ready-to-eat meal.
ATCP 91.01(5)(b) (b) Sliced meat or poultry, or other sliced luncheon products, except when sold as part of a ready-to-eat meal.
ATCP 91.01(5)(c) (c) Cheese, except when sold as part of a ready-to-eat meal.
ATCP 91.01(5)(d) (d) Candy or snack foods, except when sold as part of a ready-to-eat meal.
ATCP 91.01(5)(e) (e) Beverages in hermetically sealed containers.
ATCP 91.01(6) (6) "Sell," "sale" or "sold" includes any advertising or offer to sell.
ATCP 91.01(7) (7) "Sold at retail" means any sale of commodities directly to the consumer.
ATCP 91.01(8) (8) "Weight" means the weight of a commodity excluding any materials, substances or items that are not part of the commodity.
ATCP 91.01 History History: Cr. (1), (2), (4), (5), (8), (9), (10), (11) and (12), renum. and am. (3), (6) and (13) from Ag 54.02 (1), (2) and (4), renum. (7) from Ag 54.02 (3), Register, February, 1991, No. 422, eff. 3-1-91; r. and recr. (11), cr. (12m) and (14); Register, June, 1998, No. 510, eff. 7-1-98; CR 02-141: r. and recr. (1) Register August 2003 No. 572, eff. 9-1-03; CR 09-037: am. (1), r. (2), (5), (6), (8) to (10) and (12m), renum. (3), (7), (11), (12), (13), (14) to be (2), (3), (5), (6), (7), (8) and am. (5) (intro.), r. and recr. (4) Register December 2009 No. 648, eff. 1-1-10; CR 10-122: am. (4) Register July 2011 No. 667, eff. 8-1-11; CR 13-043: am. (4) Register February 2014 No. 698, eff. 5-1-14.
ATCP 91.015 ATCP 91.015 Methods of sale; general. Except as provided in s. ATCP 91.02, 91.03, or other state or federal law:
ATCP 91.015(1) (1) Liquid commodities shall be sold by liquid measure, except that liquid commodities may be sold by weight if that method is in general use and gives meaningful and accurate information as to the quantity of the commodity sold.
ATCP 91.015(2) (2) Non-liquid commodities shall be sold by weight, except that non-liquid commodities may be sold by count or measure if that method is in general use and gives meaningful and accurate information as to the quantity of the commodity sold.
ATCP 91.015 History History: Cr. Register, June, 1998, No. 510, eff. 7-1-98; CR 09-037: r. and recr. Register December 2009 No. 648, eff. 1-1-10.
ATCP 91.02 ATCP 91.02 Bulk commodities sold by weight.
ATCP 91.02(1)(1) Whenever a bulk or unpackaged commodity is offered for sale by weight, the price of that commodity shall be computed, advertised and displayed according to NIST Handbook 130, ch. IV.B, section 1.9.
ATCP 91.02(2) (2) If a retailer displays more than one type of bulk or unpackaged commodity for sale by weight in the same retail display, the retailer shall declare all of the prices of the displayed commodities per the same whole unit of weight.
ATCP 91.02(3) (3) No person may sell a bulk or unpackaged commodity by weight at retail unless one of the following applies:
ATCP 91.02(3)(a) (a) The commodity is weighed at the time of sale.
ATCP 91.02(3)(b) (b) The weights of individual commodity units are accurately premarked on those units.
ATCP 91.02(3)(c) (c) A placard stating the guaranteed minimum individual weight of the individual commodity units displayed for sale is conspicuously posted at the display location.
ATCP 91.02(4) (4) The weight of a bulk or unpackaged commodity sold by weight may not include the weight of the containers or wrappers, if any, in which those commodities are sold.
ATCP 91.02 Note Note: For example, the weight of candy sold in bulk by weight may not include the weight of individual candy wrappers.
ATCP 91.02(5) (5) When a bulk commodity sold by weight is delivered by vehicle to an individual purchaser, the bulk delivery shall comply with s. 98.22, Stats.
ATCP 91.02 History History: Cr. Register, July 1977, No. 259, eff. 8-1-77; renum. and am. (1), (2), (4) to Ag 54.01 (3), (6) and (13), renum. (3) to Ag 54.01 (7), (1) renum. from Ag 54.07, cr. (2) and (3) Register, February 1991, No. 422, eff. 3-1-91; r. and recr., Register, June, 1998, No. 510, eff. 7-1-98; CR 09-037: am. (1) Register December 2009 No. 648, eff. 1-1-10.
ATCP 91.03 ATCP 91.03 Commodity types; methods of sale.
ATCP 91.03(1)(1) Food commoditie S. Except as provided in sub. (2), the following food commodities shall be sold in compliance with the following requirements:
ATCP 91.03(1)(a) (a) Bread. Bread shall be sold by weight unless it is clearly identified and sold as "stale bread."
ATCP 91.03 Note Note: Section 98.21, Stats., also requires bread to be sold by weight unless it is sold as stale bread.
ATCP 91.03(1)(b) (b) Butter, margarine and like spreads. Food commodities covered by NIST Handbook 130, ch. IV.B, section 1.3, shall be sold in compliance with that section.
ATCP 91.03 Note Note: Butter sold in Wisconsin must also comply with grading standards under s. 97.176, Stats. Margarine sold in Wisconsin must also comply with quality standards under s. 97.18, Stats.
ATCP 91.03(1)(c) (c) Cheese. Cheese shall be sold by weight. The declared weight of cheese coated with wax may not include the wax.
ATCP 91.03 Note Note: Cheese manufactured in Wisconsin must also comply with the grading standards under s. 97.177, Stats.
ATCP 91.03(1)(d) (d) Dairy products. Except as provided in pars. (b), (c) and (g), food commodities covered by NIST Handbook 130, ch. IV.B, sections 1.6 and 1.7, shall be sold in compliance with applicable provisions of those sections.
ATCP 91.03(1)(e) (e) Flour, corn meal, and like commodities. Food commodities covered by NIST Handbook 130, ch. IV.B, section 1.4, shall be sold in compliance with that section.
ATCP 91.03(1)(f) (f) Fresh fruits and vegetables. Fresh fruits and vegetables shall be sold at retail by weight, except that fresh fruits and vegetables identified in NIST Handbook 130, ch. VI., section 2.3.2, shall be sold according to that section. Berries and small fruits such as cherries, currants and cherry tomatoes, if sold by dry measure, may only be sold in containers having capacities of one-half dry pint, one dry pint or one dry quart.
ATCP 91.03 Note Note: Pre-packaged fruits and vegetables, other than unprocessed fruits or vegetables sold in transparent wrappings or containers, must also comply with applicable packaging and labeling requirements under ch. ATCP 90.
ATCP 91.03(1)(g) (g) Frozen desserts. Packaged ice cream, ice milk, water ices, and frozen desserts of a similar nature shall be sold by liquid measure unless they are packaged at the time of retail sale, in which case they shall be sold by weight. This rule does not apply if the products are packaged at the time of retail sale or sold in quantities of less than one-half liquid pint.
ATCP 91.03 Note Note: Section 98.12, Stats., requires prepackaged frozen desserts to be sold by liquid measure.
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