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Section 98. Baskets or other receptacles holding one quart or less which are used or intended to be used in the sale of strawberries, blackberries, cherries, currants, blueberries, raspberries or gooseberries shall be of the capacity of one quart, one pint or one half pint, Massachusetts standard dry measure. Said baskets or other receptacles shall not be required to be tested and sealed as provided by chapter ninety-eight, but the sealer or deputy sealer of weights and measures of any town or the director of standards may, if he so desires, and shall, upon complaint, test the capacity of any basket or other receptacle in which any of the aforesaid fruit is sold or intended to be sold; and if the same is found to contain less than the standard measure he shall seize the same and make complaint against the vendor.

Whoever sells or offers for sale a basket or other receptacle holding one quart or less to be used in the sale of any of the aforesaid fruit which does not conform to said standard, and whoever sells or offers for sale any of the aforesaid fruit in any basket or other receptacle holding one quart or less which does not conform to said standard, shall be punished by a fine of not less than five nor more than ten dollars or shall be subject to a civil citation as provided in section 29A of chapter 98.

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