“A New York consumer protection agency alleges that New York City Whole Foods supermarkets have repeatedly overcharged customers for prepackaged foods,” reports USA Today.
The story continues, “An investigation by the city’s Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) tested 80 different types of prepackaged food from eight Whole Foods locations. The investigation found all categories included products with incorrect weights, which led to overcharges that ranged from 80 cents for a package of pecan panko to $14.84 for coconut shrimp.”
The article says that Whole Food denies the allegations.
The New York Times version of this story adds, “Last year, Whole Foods paid an $800,000 fine in California after Santa Monica, Los Angeles and San Diego brought a civil protection case against the chain, accusing it of overcharging customers.”