The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on Wednesday was celebrating the success of the city’s Shop Healthy program, one year after it was expanded to three new South Bronx neighborhoods.
Inspectors visited nearly 2,000 stores in all five boroughs and found inaccuracies on price tags, scanners and scales.
The Department of Consumer Affairs will double supermarket inspections this year in an effort to prevent consumers from being taken advantage of.
Embedded giving – when a cashier asks if you’d like to donate to charity – raises millions for non-profits every year, but is it something you want to be asked about every time you shop?
The city’s consumer affairs department says hundreds of supermarkets were found to have violated tax and pricing rules following a recent inspection.