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; CR 14-047: am. (4) Register May 2015 No. 713, eff. 6-1-15; CR 16-012: am. (4) Register August 2016 No. 728, eff. 9-1-16.
ATCP 91.015 ATCP 91.015Methods 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 91.02Bulk 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 91.03Commodity types; methods of sale.
ATCP 91.03(1)(1)Food commoditieS. 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.
ATCP 91.03(1)(h) (h) Meat, poultry, fish, and seafood. Food commodities covered by NIST Handbook 130, ch. IV.B, sections 1.5, 1.10, and 1.11 shall be sold in compliance with applicable provisions of those sections. The declared weight of glazed, individually frozen pieces of seafood may not include any weight of ice or other glazing.
ATCP 91.03 Note Note: See also ch. ATCP 109 related to freezer meat and food service plans, and the sale of “wholesale cuts" to consumers.
ATCP 91.03(1)(i) (i) Pickles and pickle relishes. Commodities covered by NIST Handbook 130, ch. IV.B, section 1.8, shall be sold in compliance with that section.
ATCP 91.03(1)(j) (j) Pizza. Pizza shall be sold by weight except that pizza made to order, other than frozen pizza, may be sold by weight or by count.
ATCP 91.03(2) (2)Ready-to-eat food. Ready-to-eat food sold from bulk or in single servings packed at the point of sale may be sold by weight, measure, or count. For purposes of this subsection, count may include a serving count. If cooked ready-to-eat food is sold by weight, its declared weight shall be its cooked weight unless the declared weight is clearly identified as pre-cooked weight.
ATCP 91.03(3) (3)Non-food commodities. The following non-food commodities shall be sold in compliance with the following requirements:
ATCP 91.03(3)(a) (a) Animal bedding. Commodities covered by NIST Handbook 130, ch. IV.B, section 2.23, shall be sold in compliance with that section.
ATCP 91.03(3)(b) (b) Baler twine. Commodities covered by NIST Handbook 130, ch. IV.B, section 2.25, shall be sold in compliance with that section.
ATCP 91.03(3)(c) (c) Bulk sand, rock, gravel, and stone. Commodities covered by NIST Handbook 130, ch. IV.B, section 2.29, shall be sold in compliance with that section.
ATCP 91.03(3)(d) (d) Carpet. Commodities covered by NIST Handbook 130, ch. IV.B, section 2.11, shall be sold in compliance with that section.
ATCP 91.03(3)(e) (e) Coatings. Commodities covered by NIST Handbook 130, ch. IV.B, section 2.3, shall be sold in compliance with that section.
ATCP 91.03(3)(f) (f) Communication paper. Commodities covered by NIST Handbook 130, ch. IV.B, section 2.28, shall be sold in compliance with that section.
ATCP 91.03(3)(g) (g) Fence wire products. Commodities covered by NIST Handbook 130, ch. IV.B, section 2.2, shall be sold in compliance with that section.
ATCP 91.03(3)(h) (h) Fireplace and stove wood. Commodities covered by NIST Handbook 130, ch. IV.B, section 2.4, shall be sold in compliance with that section.
ATCP 91.03(3)(i) (i) Hardwood lumber. Commodities covered by NIST Handbook 130, ch. IV.B, section 2.12, shall be sold in compliance with that section.
ATCP 91.03(3)(j) (j) Insulation. Commodities covered by NIST Handbook 130, ch. IV.B, section 2.14, shall be sold in compliance with that section.
ATCP 91.03(3)(k) (k) Liquid oxygen used for respiration. Commodities covered by NIST Handbook 130, ch. IV.B, section 2.22, shall be sold in compliance with that section.
ATCP 91.03(3)(L) (L) Liquefied petroleum (LP) gases. Commodities covered by NIST Handbook 130, ch. IV.G, section 2.8, shall be sold in compliance with that section.
ATCP 91.03(3)(m) (m) Mulch. Commodities covered by NIST Handbook 130, ch. IV.B, section 2.18, shall be sold in compliance with that section.
ATCP 91.03(3)(n) (n) Peat and peat moss. Commodities covered by NIST Handbook 130, ch. IV.B, section 2.5, shall be sold in compliance with that section.
ATCP 91.03(3)(o) (o) Petroleum products and motor fuel. Petroleum products and motor fuel shall be sold in compliance with ss. 98.246 and 100.18 (6) and (8), Stats.
ATCP 91.03(3)(p) (p) Polyethylene products. Commodities covered by NIST Handbook 130, ch. IV.B, section 2.13, shall be sold in compliance with that section.
ATCP 91.03(3)(q) (q) Potpourri. Commodities covered by NIST Handbook 130, ch. IV.B, section 2.26, shall be sold in compliance with that section.
ATCP 91.03(3)(r) (r) Precious metals. Commodities covered by NIST Handbook 130, ch. IV.B, section 2.17, shall be sold in compliance with that section.
ATCP 91.03(3)(s) (s) Prefabricated utility buildings. Commodities covered by NIST Handbook 130, ch. IV.B, section 2.6, shall be sold in compliance with that section.
ATCP 91.03(3)(t) (t) Roofing and roofing material. Commodities covered by NIST Handbook 130, ch. IV.B, section 2.7, shall be sold in compliance with that section.
ATCP 91.03(3)(u) (u) Sealants. Commodities covered by NIST Handbook 130, ch. IV.B, section 2.8, shall be sold in compliance with that section.
ATCP 91.03(3)(v) (v) Sod and turf. Commodities covered by NIST Handbook 130, ch. IV.B, section 2.9, shall be sold in compliance with that section.
ATCP 91.03(3)(w) (w) Softwood lumber. Commodities covered by NIST Handbook 130, ch. IV.B, section 2.10, shall be sold in compliance with that section.
ATCP 91.03(3)(x) (x) Wiping cloths. Commodities covered by NIST Handbook 130, ch. IV.B, section 2.24, shall be sold in compliance with that section.
ATCP 91.03 History History: Cr. Register, July 1977, No. 259, eff. 8-1-77; am (1) (intro), r. and recr. (1) (a) to (d), cr. (1) (e) 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: r. and recr. Register December 2009 No. 648, eff. 1-1-10; CR 13-043: am. (3) (k), (L) Register February 2014 No. 698, eff. 5-1-14.
ATCP 91.04 ATCP 91.04Presentation of price. Whenever an advertised, posted, or labeled price per unit of weight, measure, or count for any commodity includes a fraction of a cent, all elements of the fraction shall be prominently displayed in compliance with NIST Handbook 130, ch. IV.B, section 3.1.
ATCP 91.04 History History: Cr. Register, July, 1977, No. 259, eff. 8-1-77; renum. and am. (1) to (intro), r. and recr. (2), cr. (3) to (6), Register February, 1991, No. 422, eff. 3-1-91; r. and recr., 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 91.05 ATCP 91.05Combination quantity declarations. Whenever the method of sale of a commodity includes a statement of count in addition to a statement of weight, measure, or size, the method of sale shall comply with applicable requirements in NIST Handbook 130, ch. IV.B, section 3.2.
ATCP 91.05 History History: Cr. Register, July 1977, No. 259, eff. 8-1-77; renum. and am. Ag 54.05 to (1) (intro), cr. (1) (a) to (d) and (2), Register, February, 1991, No. 422, eff. 3-1-91; r. and recr., 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 91.06 ATCP 91.06Vending machines. Vending machines dispensing packaged commodities shall comply with NIST Handbook 130, ch. IV.B, section 3.3.
ATCP 91.06 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1991, No. 422, eff. 3-1-91; CR 09-037: r. and recr. Register December 2009 No. 648, eff. 1-1-10.
ATCP 91.07 ATCP 91.07Railroad car tare weights. Whenever stenciled tare weights on railroad freight cars are used in the sale of commodities or the assessment of freight charges, the stenciled tare weights shall comply with NIST Handbook 130, ch. IV.B, section 3.4.
ATCP 91.07 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1991, No. 422, eff. 3-1-91; CR 09-037: r. and recr. Register December 2009 No. 648, eff. 1-1-10.
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