The numbers look bad, too. DCA tested 80 different packages, and 89% failed to to meet federal standards. The most egregious overcharge billed $14.84 (!!!) extra for a package of coconut shrimp. TL;DR: don't eat coconut shrimp. Unless you're Donald Trump.
“Our inspectors tell me this is the worst case of mislabeling they have seen in their careers, which DCA and New Yorkers will not tolerate," DCA Commissioner Julie Menin said. "As a large chain grocery store, Whole Foods has the money and resources to ensure greater accuracy and to correct what appears to be a widespread problem—the city’s shoppers deserve to be correctly charged.”
The investigation focused on the eight Whole Foods locations open in fall 2014, with inspectors following up in the winter. It appears Whole Foods will have a hefty bill on its hands, as first violations cost a store $950, while subsequent violations cost $1,700. But it's not just a recent thing. According to a Freedom of Information Act request received by the New York Daily News, the city's Whole Foods stores have received more than 800 violations since 2010, amounting to upwards of $58,000 in fines. Additionally, the chain had to pay $800,000 in fines in 2012 for similar violations in its California stores.