Whole Foods accused of massive overcharging

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HOUSTON, TX - Whole Foods is known to be a bit more on the pricey side, but  it might have gotten too expensive in  New York.

New York City's Department of Consumer Affairs says it uncovered "systematic overcharging for pre-packaged foods" at the city's Whole Foods stores.

"Our inspectors tell me this is the worst case of mislabeling they have seen in their careers," the department's commissioner, Julie Menin, said in a statement.

The DCA looked at 80 different types of pre-packaged products, finding 89% of the packages did not hold up to federal rules for how much a package can deviate from actual weight.

Whole Foods has denied the claims.

Last year at about this very same time, Whole Foods paid $800,000 in fines for overcharging in California.

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