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HB133 – Introduction and Inspecting Packages Labeled by Weight


Understanding the basics of HB 133 – Inspecting packages labeled by weight.


“NIST Handbook 133: Introduction and Inspecting Packages Labeled by Weight”

Chapter 1 – Introduction to NIST HB 133

  • History and, Scope
  • Package Requirements & Systems
  • Statistical Basis of HB133
  • Sampling Plan
  • Sample Standard Deviation
  • Good Measurement Practices

Chapter 2 – Basic Test Procedures

  • Packages Labeled by Weight
  • Court Cases
  • Applying MAV’s, SEL’s and Moisture Loss Allowances
  • Random Sampling
  • Tare
  • Drained Weight- Ice Glazed Foods
  • Conversions
  • Hands-on Testing

Chapter 3 Packages Labeled by Volume

  • Hands-On Testing
  • Course Review
  • Final Exam
  • Evaluations
  • Certificate Award

Related Project(s):

NIST OWM has a number of other training opportunities scheduled for 2012. For more information:


David Sefcik
Office of Weights and Measures
(301) 975-4868


Start Date: Monday, June 18, 2012
End Date: Friday, June 22, 2012
Location: Hartford, CT
Audience: Government
Format: Seminar


Frank Greene, CT

NIST Office of Weights and Measures

Class No.


Register for participation using the Office of Weights and Measures Contact Management System. Database users must first establish an account by going to the link listed above. You must register in the OWM Contact Management System to participate in the webinar. Follow the instructions to create an account unless you are already a registered user. Your request will be processed within one business day and then you will be sent a password so that you may begin to use the system. Registered webinar participants will receive an email confirmation and will be provided a web link to make a payment. Funding of State W&M laboratory webinar participants is sponsored by the Office Weights and Measures. If you have any questions, please contact Isabel Chavez at (301) 975-2128.

Registration Contact:

Yvonne Branden,
Office of Weights and Measures,
(301) 975 - 3272

Isabel Chavez,
Contact Management System Administrator,
(301) 975 - 2128

Contact Us

Technical Contact:

David Sefcik,
Office of Weights and Measures,
(301) 975 - 4868