You Can Trust Your Grocer… Cuyahoga County releases the results from consumer affairs Thanksgiving Day “Pound for Pound” Sweep

In preparation for the holiday, the Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs spent the last two weeks verifying the accuracy of weights and prices of Thanksgiving Day items for county residents.

According to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 28th annual informal price survey of Thanksgiving Day dinner table items, the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 will be $49.04 with the biggest ticket item being the turkey.

The Thanksgiving Day “Pound for Pound” Sweep included inspections at 74 grocery, discount, or wholesale stores throughout Cuyahoga County, excluding the City of Cleveland, which has their own Office of Consumer Affairs.  The results show overwhelming that Cuyahoga County consumers are paying for what they received.  The audit inspection of 463 Turkeys and 414 Hams recorded all stores passing.  In addition, the results of the price verification of 1,515 dinner table items show only 5 items had pricing errors including 3 undercharged by $0.25/$0.30/$0.90 and 2 overcharged by $0.49/$0.98, which were corrected immediately by the stores.

A full list of results:

  • Acme Fresh Market – 1 store inspected (1 – Passed)
  • Aldi – 5 stores inspected (5 – Passed) (1 – Failed Price Scan, 1 error)
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club – 2 stores inspected (2 – Passed)
  • Costco Wholesale – 2 stores inspected (2 – Passed)
  • Dave’s Markets – 4 stores inspected (4 – Passed)
  • Giant Eagle – 19 stores inspected (19 – Passed)
  • GoodCents – 2 stores inspected (2 – Passed)
  • Heinen’s – 9 stores inspected (9 – Passed)
  • HoneyBaked Ham Company – 5 stores inspected (5 – Passed)
  • IGA’s Shaker Marketplace – 1 store inspected (1 – Passed)
  • Marc’s – 14 stores inspected (14 – Passed) (1 – Failed Price Scan, 1 error)
  • Sam’s Club – 2 stores inspected (2 – Passed)
  • Save-A-Lot Food Stores – 5 stores inspected (5 – Passed) (1 – Failed Price Scan, 1 error)
  • Walmart – 1 store inspected (1 – Passed)
  • Whole Foods Market – 2 stores inspected (2 -Passed) (1-Failed Price Scan, 2 errors)

The Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs, Weights and Measures Division, is responsible for regularly monitoring throughout the year the accuracy of gas pumps, price scanners, scales and package weights throughout the county (excluding the City of Cleveland) to ensure that residents are receiving their money’s worth.

To file a weights and measures complaint, call 216-443-7010 or file online at http://fiscalofficer.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/ConsumerAffairs.aspx.

 

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