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BUSTED: Whole Foods Fined for Overcharging Californians

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Ruh Roh, Whole Foods. The popular grocery chain was penalized a sum of close to $800,000 after a year-long investigation discovered that they were overcharging customers in the state of California. There’s about 74 Whole Foods total.

It was uncovered by State and local inspectors that purchased foods weighed less than how much they were advertised to cost for said weight. The weight of salad bar containers were also not subtracted after the final checkout, Fox News reports. According to prosecutors, this violated consumer protection laws under false advertising and unfair competition.

Whole Foods is set to pay $210,000 to the city attorneys of Los Angeles, Santa Monica and San Diego. The chain must also repay $100,000 to a weights and measurements enforcement fund. There will be both state and store pricing accuracy managers to prevent this from happening again as well as random quarterly audits in all 74 Whole Foods locations in California.

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By Peter Pham

Pete's favorite foods include pizza, tacos and pretty much any kind of breakfast. He'll usually snap a photo or two while his food cools down.

7 replies on “BUSTED: Whole Foods Fined for Overcharging Californians”

Awe…hey!!! I’ve missed you too! I quit using GetGlue (or whatever it is a long time ago)! Are you on facebook? If so…add me on there! My profile is @ / ‘ haasr ‘

Erik, I actually do not live in California. I am a CPA with clients in California and my frustration by and large stems from that. I’m not really sure what you’re trying to insinuate, but it’s not that serious…just a silly comment – nothing to get turned up about.

Erik, I actually do not live in California. I am a CPA with clients in California and my frustration by and large stems from how difficult they make it to run a business in the state (they have a tax and a fee for literally everything). I’m not really sure what you’re trying to insinuate, but it’s not that serious…just a silly comment – nothing to get turned up about.

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