According to an investigation by The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), Whole Foods Markets in New York City were found to be overcharging for Pre-packaged Foods.
DCA tested packages of 80 different types of pre-packaged products and found all of the products had packages with mislabeled weights. The overcharges ranged from $0.80 to $14.84.
The fine for falsely labeling a package can be as much as $950 for the first violation and up to $1,700 for additional violations. Whole Foods faces thousands of violations for all pre-packaged goods in the NYC stores.
In a statement made via their Facebook page, Whole Foods Market said: “Customer trust is our top priority and we strive for transparency. We’d never intentionally use deceptive practices to incorrectly charge customers.”