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As in previous years, certain trader types continued to have relatively higher rates of non-compliance identified during targeted NMI inspections in 2017–18. These trader types also incurred relatively more infringement notices and warning letters.

Fruit and vegetables retail

Year Initial audits Non-compliant Follow-up audits Non-compliant Warning letters Infringement notices
2016-17 646 346 (54%) 268 69 (26%) 56 9 ($8100)
2017-18 334 175 (52%) 239 63 (26%) 32 14 ($13,350)

Breaches by enforcement action 2017-18
Enforcement action Inaccurate measuring instruments Packaged goods (short measure) Packaged goods (labelling) Trading practices
Warning letter 12 27 13 20
Infringement notice 2 7 1 4


Supermarkets

Year Initial audits Non-compliant Follow-up audits Non-compliant Warning letters Infringement notices
2016-17 1429 528 (37%) 469 82 (18%) 83 24 ($24,300)
2017-18 1548 594 (38%) 520 100 (19%) 51 13 ($17,550)

Breaches by enforcement action 2017-18
Enforcement action Inaccurate measuring instruments Packaged goods (short measure) Packaged goods (labelling) Trading practices
Warning letter 6 51 3 23
Infringement notice 0 14 0 3


Meat retail

Year Initial audits Non-compliant Follow-up audits Non-compliant Warning letters Infringement notices
2016-17 827 350 (42%) 331 40 (12%) 35 5 ($4500)
2017-18 857 417 (49%) 392 60 (15%) 37 4 ($3900)

Breaches by enforcement action 2017-18
Enforcement action Inaccurate measuring instruments Packaged goods (short measure) Packaged goods (labelling) Trading practices
Warning letter 5 34 2 16
Infringement notice 0 2 0 2


Importer

Year Initial audits Non-compliant Follow-up audits Non-compliant Warning letters Infringement notices
2016-17 55 24 (44%) 22 5 (23%) 8 5 ($4500)
2017-18 69 32 (46%) 20 5 (25%) 3 3 ($2850)

Breaches by enforcement action 2017-18
Enforcement action Inaccurate measuring instruments Packaged goods (short measure) Packaged goods (labelling) Trading practices
Warning letter 1 1 0 1
Infringement notice 0 3 0 0


Seafood retail

Year Initial audits Non-compliant Follow-up audits Non-compliant Warning letters Infringement notices
2016-17 183 71 (39%) 67 15 (22%) 12 1 ($900)
2017-18 189 99 (52%) 85 18 (21%) 6 0

Breaches by enforcement action 2017-18
Enforcement action Inaccurate measuring instruments Packaged goods (short measure) Packaged goods (labelling) Trading practices
Warning letter 0 2 1 5
Infringement notice 0 0 0 0