Whole Foods accused of overcharging

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Consumer Affairs investigators say Whole Foods has been overcharging customers by overstating the weight of certain products.

The overcharges are said to range from $0.80 to almost $15.00.

For instance, the report says vegetable platters were overcharged by $2.50 and chicken tenders were found to be overpriced an average of $4.00.

Consumer Affairs says it’s been meeting with Whole Foods for more than a month to bring them into compliance.

Whole Foods denies the allegations, saying they’ve cooperated fully with Consumer Affairs, until disagreeing with their “grossly excessive monetary demands.”

To protect yourself:

  • Check your receipt for accuracy.
  • Know that stores must honor advertised prices.
  • If something’s out of stock, ask for a rain check.
  • Make sure scales have up-to-date inspection stickers.
  • Double check the weight of packaged foods.

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