Informative Documents

SUMMARY

This document contains information about markings and legends that are commonly used in member countries. The list is neither exhaustive nor exclusive. Alternatives may be required to be used.

Unless otherwise stated, the English version of each publication should be taken as the official version.


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INFO 2-001, 2016 (English)

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INFO 05-001, 2019 (English)

Summary

This document contains the outcome of a joint action project on non-automatic weighing instrument with a point of sale devices used for direct sale to the public on different locations to determine compliance with the requirements of Directive 2014/31/EU. The joint action was performed by six market surveillance authorities

The aim of this project was to verify that these weighing instruments fulfil the specific regulation at a European level (market surveillance) and to get more knowledge and experience about this kind of instruments by the market surveillance authorities. The outcome of the project is that most of the 449 inspected measuring instruments were correct, however there is room for improvement with regard to metrological performance and formal aspects as Declaration of Conformity and the use of the correct software version. 

More detailed information can be found in Report 2019 Screening Project on NAWI with Point of Sale Devices (2019).

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INFO 05-002, 2020 (English)

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This document contains the outcome of a joint action project on non-automatic weighing instruments (NAWI) used for the medical weighing of patients to determine compliance with the requirements of 2009/23/EU or 2014/31/EU (NAWI Directive). This joint action was performed by ten market surveillance authorities and was a combination of market surveillance and inspection in use. The objective of this operation was to verify that medical weighing instruments for patients fulfil the specific regulation at a European level (market surveillance). The study was intended to broaden the knowledge base of the risks of NAWI’s used for patient weighing in the European Union in medical settings. This project focused on patient weighing scales, bed weighing instruments and chair weighing instruments used in oncology centres and baby weighing instruments used in paediatrics. The 208 inspected measuring instruments that were included in this project were placed on the market within the last ten years.

69% of the NAWI’s that were inspected as part of this project passed all tests.

More detailed information can be found in Report project on NAWIs used for the medical weighing of patients (2020).

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INFO 05-003, 2020 (English)

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This document contains the outcome of a market surveillance joint action project on water meters to determine compliance with the requirements of 2014/32/EU (MI Directive). These meters are installed all around the European Union and are mandatory for billing proposes in most of them, so the presence and installation of water meters that do not comply with the MID could

have a tremendous impact on the consumer confidence in the control system, severely damaging the regional, national, and European institutions involved in consumer protection and market surveillance. This joint action was performed by seven market surveillance authorities. The results of the 17 tested water meters is that 47 percent only passed all tests. Formal aspects of non-compliances found in 8 water meters, 1 water meter failed the determination of intrinsic errors test and 1 water meter was sealed in a way not approved by notified body. Manufacturers on a voluntary base corrected all non-conformities found. No mandatory action was needed in any of the cases. As an outcome, there are recommendations for manufacturers and notified bodies.

More detailed information can be found in Report Project for Market Surveillance of Water Meters (2019 – 2020).

Unless otherwise stated, the English version of each publication should be taken as the official version.

SUMMARY

This document contains information about the impact of food information regulation on prepackages

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INFO 6-001, 2016 (English)

SUMMARY

This document contains information about deceptive packaging.

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There are several pieces of legislation that require the minimisation of packaging and that packaging should not mislead. This document notes these requirements and summarises some standards, which if followed, will assist in meeting the requirements.

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INFO 6-002, 2017 (English)

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