§ 5.3. Testing and inspection standards.
(a) Standards. The Examination Procedures for Price Verification adopted by NCWM in Publication No. 19 (August 1995), or any subsequent amendment thereof, are hereby adopted as the specifications and tolerances of the Department with respect to commercially used UPC scanning systems and PLU devices.
Example: A certified UPC/PLU inspector shall evaluate errors and the accuracy of UPC scanning systems and PLU devices in accordance with the Examination Procedure for Price Verification in NCWM Publication No. 19 (August 1995), which requires that a UPC scanning system or PLU device have an accuracy rate of 98% or higher to pass an inspection.
Example: A certified UPC/PLU inspector shall verify the price of sale items by allowing the sales clerk to determine the price of the item using the stores customary procedures, including manually entering discounts, in accordance with Paragraph 7.3, Note 3, of the Examination Procedure for Price Verification in NCWM Publication No. 19 (August 1995).
(b) Applicability. The standards described in subsection (a) will be used by any person conducting testing and inspection of a commercially used UPC scanning system or PLU device in the capacity of a certified UPC/PLU inspector.
(c) Obtaining Publication No. 19. The Department will provide a copy of NCWM Publication No. 19 (August 1995), or any subsequent amendment thereof, at cost to any person requesting a copy.
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