Sale of commodities — Measurement — Exceptions — Rules to assure good practice and accuracy.
(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, commodities in liquid form shall be sold only by liquid measure or by weight, and, except as otherwise provided in this chapter, commodities not in liquid form shall be sold only by weight, by measure of length or area, or by count.
(2) Liquid commodities may be sold by weight and commodities not in liquid form may be sold by count only if such methods provide accurate information as to the quantity of commodity sold.
(3) The provisions of this section shall not apply to:
(a) Commodities that are sold for immediate consumption on the premises where sold;
(b) Vegetables when sold by the head or bunch;
(c) Commodities in containers standardized by a law of this state or by federal law;
(d) Commodities in package form when there exists a general consumer usage to express the quantity in some other manner;
(e) Concrete aggregates, concrete mixtures, and loose solid materials such as earth, soil, gravel, crushed stone, and the like, when sold by cubic measure; or
(f) Unprocessed vegetable and animal fertilizer when sold by cubic measure.
(4) The director may issue such reasonable rules as are necessary to assure that amounts of commodity sold are determined in accordance with good commercial practice and are so determined and represented to be accurate and informative to all interested parties.
[1992 c 237 § 24; 1991 sp.s. c 23 § 15; 1969 c 67 § 34.]
| Legislative findings -- Intent -- 1991 sp.s. c 23: See notes following RCW 19.94.150.|