In response to 47 separate price scanner violations, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markers has issued more than $210,000 in penalties to Vermont Dollar General stores since 2013, including $24,000 in penalties this year. Agency inspectors have observed repeated pricing inaccuracies which could shortchange consumers, such as discrepancies between the posted shelf price and the price charged at the register.
Locally, Black River Meats in Springfield received a violation on Jan. 27 for short weight, meaning that the weight label was not accurate, as it did not reflect the weight of the product without the packaging. Black Watch Farm in Weathersfield was cited for a similar issue on March 1, 2016.
The issue was corrected and no fine was issued in both of those cases.
Green Mountain Fudge, also in Springfield, was cited on April 13, 2015 for no net weight, an issue that was also corrected without a fine.