Stores caught milking customers for money

Dozens of Westchester stores have been caught charging more for milk than the state allows, according to the Westchester County Department of Consumer Protection. The department recently checked prices

News 12 Staff

Jul 28, 2008, 10:17 PM

Updated 5,779 days ago

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Stores caught milking customers for money
Dozens of Westchester stores have been caught charging more for milk than the state allows, according to the Westchester County Department of Consumer Protection.
The department recently checked prices at 65 retail stores and found 49 of them were charging more than the state-mandated limit. For July, the limit is $2.24 for a half-gallon and $4.37 for a gallon.
One of the offending stores includes a ShopRite on Tuckahoe Road in Yonkers.
The results were passed on to the state Department of Agriculture and Markets, where officials will decide whether to forward the information to the attorney general's office.
The county is urging consumers to comparison shop when buying milk and to report high prices to the Department of Consumer Protection at 914-995-2155. However, many customers say they just don't have the time to shop around.
"If I need it, I buy it wherever I am," says Donna Costa, of Yonkers. "With the price of gas I'm not driving store to store to look for the best [milk price]."


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