After overcharging customers for prepackaged food, Whole Foods Market agreed to pay $500,000 Monday and new standards to ensure more accurate labels, The New York Daily News reported.
"After discovering the troubling and repeated mislabeling of pre-packaged goods at Whole Foods last year, we are happy to have reached an agreement with Whole Foods that will help to ensure New Yorkers are better protected from overcharging," said Department of Consumer Affairs Commissioner Julie Menin.
"Whether it's a bodega in the Bronx or a national grocery store in Manhattan, we believe every business needs to treat its customers fairly and, with this agreement, we hope Whole Foods will deliver on its promise to its customers to correct their mistakes. DCA will also continue its vigilance in making sure New Yorkers are protected every time they check out at the grocery."
The Daily News learned that the city had launched a probe of Whole Foods Markets after investigators nabbed the chain for routinely overcharging customers on groceries during dozens of inspections dating back to at least 2010.
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