Desiccating goods terminology
Some of the specialised terms used with regard to desiccating goods are defined below.
Inadequate package (Error >T2)
A package that is deficient by more than twice the amount of error for the corresponding stated quantity from Table 2 — Amount of error for packages labelled by mass or volume.
A collection of packages that are of the same kind, stated net quantity and available for inspection at the same time and place.
Non-standard package (T< Error ≤T2)
A package that is deficient by more than the amount of error for the corresponding stated quantity from Table 2 — Amount of error for packages labelled by mass or volume, but not more than twice that specified in Table 2.
Includes anything in or by which goods are cased, covered, contained or packaged.
A specified number of packages taken from a lot, in such a way that each package has the same probability of being chosen.
The period beginning at the time when the package was made up and ending on the seventh day after the day the package was made up.
The sample size varies depending on the number of packages in the lot and can be determined by referencing Table 1 — Lots and sampling Characteristics.
Error specified in Table 2.
Weighted Average Quantity
A sample correction factor is applied to reduce the risk of an inspection lot being rejected when it was correctly filled. The sample correction factor is only applied in the event of the sample failing Rule 1 of Defence 1.