Standards Division

Today’s Topic: Propane safety tips

Today’s Topic: Propane safety tips

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” As the weather turns colder, many people across the state rely on propane to stay warm. The department’s Standards Division works with propane dealers and offers some safety tips for winter storms and for using space heaters […]

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Weights and Measures inspectors help keep customers safe

With colder weather closing in, making sure your home is well-heated is especially important right now. Many people across North Carolina rely on propane to heat their homes and power their appliances. Check out the video above to learn about how NCDA&CS Weights and Measures inspectors make sure that propane customers get exactly what they […]

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Today’s Topic: Credit card safety at the gas pumps. Uptick seen in the number of skimmers being found at gas stations in the first quarter of 2019

Today’s Topic: Credit card safety at the gas pumps. Uptick seen in the number of skimmers being found at gas stations in the first quarter of 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” While our gas inspectors are checking pumps for accuracy, they also keep an eye out for any skimming devices that have been placed in pumps trying to steal people’s credit and debit card information. Our inspectors have […]

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Today’s Topic: Weights and Measures Week is wrapping up; draws attention to the work of Standards Division inspectors who protect consumers in shopping transactions.

Today’s Topic: Weights and Measures Week is wrapping up; draws attention to the work of Standards Division inspectors who protect consumers in shopping transactions.

Every March Weights and Measures Week rolls around and likely many people don’t realize the connection they have to this annual event. This year’s theme is Ensuring Confidence in Every Transaction, which speaks to the role Standards Division inspectors have in protecting the public. From commercial scales and gas pumps, to price scanners and taxi […]

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Looking back at 2017: our year-in-review

With over 2,000 employees in 20 divisions and a presence in all 100 counties, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services touches the lives of North Carolinians every day. We have regulatory and service responsibilities that are wide-ranging, but all seek to support and promote the health and welfare of the residents of this state. […]

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Curbing credit card skimmers at fuel dispensers protects consumers

Curbing credit card skimmers at fuel dispensers protects consumers

Identity theft is a growing problem, affecting both consumers and businesses. In the last year, there has been an increasing number of reports in North Carolina of skimming devices being found inside of fuel dispensers to collect the credit and debit card numbers of unsuspecting consumers. Inspectors with the NCDA&CS Standards Division are checking dispensers […]

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Standards inspectors check scales for accuracy

Standards inspectors check scales for accuracy

New Year’s resolutions got you thinking about stepping on the bathroom scale? While our inspectors might not be checking that scale for accuracy, they do check scales that are used for commercial sale. This includes scales at the grocery store, coffee shops, recycling facilities and more. Our inspectors want to ensure scales are accurate, level, […]

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NCDA&CS 2016 in review

NCDA&CS 2016 in review

For a department that touches the life of each and every N.C. resident on a regular basis, it’s tough to come up with a year in review that’s not the size of a small town’s phone book. The NCDA&CS has more than 2,000 employees located across the state. We are present in all 100 counties […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 19-25

News Roundup: Nov. 19-25

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. “Christmas tree harvest not affected by drought, experts say,” Watauga Democrat: In the coming days and weeks, the familiar site of Christmas trees strapped to car roofs and lying in […]

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Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS in planning stages for new laboratory complex

Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS in planning stages for new laboratory complex

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” In March, North Carolina voters approved the Connect NC bond package. The bond contained $94 million to help the department build a new laboratory complex to replace several aging labs: Veterinary, Food and Drug, Structural Pest & Pesticides, Standards and […]

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