Whole Foods will pay $800,000 in penalties after an investigation by state and local authorities in California found the company charging more than advertised on multiple goods. The charges included not deducting the weight of containers when charging for fresh food, selling products by the piece and not the pound (which the law requires), and having less in packages than was stated on the weight label. “Based on a review of our own records and a sampling of inspection reports... our pricing on weighed and measured items was accurate 98 percent of the time,” the Austin-based company said in a statement.
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