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MOST STORES NOT OVERCHARGING FOR LOBSTER, FISH

If you bought a lobster or a piece of fish at the grocery store this summer, there's a good chance you paid a fair price. Six percent of seafood items inspected in grocery stores by the state's consumer affairs office were found to be overcharged, largely because employees included packaging when they weighed and determined the cost of seafood.

The Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation partnered with the Division of Standards to survey 54 retail stores in 44 cities and towns. State law requires all sales to be net weight at the time of sale, according to the consumer affairs office.


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