AZ Department of Agriculture

Weights and Measures Services Division

Consumer Tips

BBQ Propane Tanks, Safety and Cost Tips to remember SAFETY TIPS Propane is very volatile; exposure to liquid propane on bare skin will create a burn similar to frost bite. Store your propane BBQ...

Pricing Tips

UPC SCANNERS Many stores use electronic scanners to read the price at the checkout counter. These scanners are linked to a computer that reads the Universal Price Code (UPC) on the product or tag and...

Regardless of whether a package is packaged prior to the time of sale or at the time of sale the packaging material is called TARE. Smart shoppers can save money if they understand and use the...

MOVING INFORMATION The Department of Public Safety (DPS) investigates disputes between consumers and moving companies.  To report an issue with a moving company, call 602-223-5000 during business...

Method of Sale

Don't be fooled when buying poultry, meat or seafood. Arizona law requires these items be sold by weight unless they are sold in a standard package. What's the difference? A standard package is part...

Landscaping

If your green thumb is aching or if you're planning to create your dream desertscape, the following tips can help you get the most with your purchase. Landscaping Buying Tips Price posting: When...

Gas Stations

In Arizona, approximately 2 billion gallons of gasoline are pumped every year. Are you getting what you pay for? What we do.. The Division is responsible for regulating the proper measurement (fuel...

Firewood

 When the weather cools, a toasty fire may sound good; but before you buy wood, be armed with the following tips: THINGS TO REMEMBER State law requires firewood to be sold by the cord, fraction of a...

E-85 Fuel

E-85 -CLEANER-BURNING FUEL BLEND E85, the blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline, promises to reduce pollution and lessen our dependence on foreign oil - and it soon could be coming to a...

Door to  Door Meat Sellers

The time-saving convenience of shopping at home has become more popular. It can also be expensive if you don't know what to look for. Many factors play a role when considering the purchase of meat,...