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Measure up at the Fringe

posted 11 Aug 2009, 03:35 by myEdinburgh Admin
The City of Edinburgh Council’s Trading Standards officers will be carrying out test purchases from licensed premises during the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe to ensure that Consumer are given fair measures.

Officers will visit various premises including those set up temporarily for the festival. The last time these tests took place at festival time there was a 25 percent failure rate, resulting in two prosecutions.

Cllr Robert Aldridge, Leader for Environment said: "The City of Edinburgh is proud to play host to The Fringe and Edinburgh International Festival. It is important that, during this time of celebration, consumers can expect to get what they pay for."

He continued "It is important that the legislation in this area is rigorously enforced, to ensure that consumer confidence remains high. It is a criminal offence to serve short measures and licensees are encouraged to ensure that employees have received thorough training regarding delivery of the drinks they serve".