Arizona

Oct 21, 2013 7:14 AM by Associated Press

Tortillas come up short in Arizona inspections

PHOENIX (AP) - State officials say the contents of some packages of tortillas sold in Arizona aren't what they're advertised.

The state Department of Weights and Measures says 7 of the 36 locations inspected this month sold product that either was short on advertised weight or contained fewer tortillas than advertised.

The businesses inspected included grocery stories, big box locations and membership businesses.

Department Director Kevin Tyne says he's disappointed by the inspection results because it indicates that manufacturers and retailers aren't obeying federal and state packing regulations.

Tyne says most of the violations went to out-of-state manufacturers and to local supermarkets that package their own tortillas.

He says the goal should be to meet or exceed the stated weights so that customers get what they pay for.

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