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PHOENIX -- When you grab that Thanksgiving turkey at the grocery store, you can buy with confidence, according to the Arizona Department of Weights and Measures. The state agency is responsible for ensuring you are being charged the right amount at supermarkets and other places.

State workers checked more than 2,000 turkeys at 14 chains in Arizona, including Albertson's, Basha's, El Super, Food City, Fresh and Easy, Fry's, Grocery Outlet, Iga-El Rancho, Safeway, Smart and Final, Sprouts, Trader Joe's, Wal-Mart and WinCo.

Inspectors removed leg bands, metal clips, wire mesh, gravy bags, giblet bags and pop up timers and weighed each bird. Then, they compared the weight with the weight on the label. No civil penalties were cited and, according to an agency news release, all stores indicated strong compliance scores on turkey pricing and accurate weight.

The tests are about more than making sure you get your money's worth. Because weights are often used to calculate cooking times, the wrong weight could mean undercooked meat.

More on the inspections at www.azdwm.gov.

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