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The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that Kroger-owned Fred Meyer is the target of a lawsuit alleging that it has been manipulating its weighing procedures and overcharging customers for years for meat, seafood and poultry. The suit says that the overcharging, while taking place in minute amounts, could add up to $1 million or more a year.

The suit was filed in King County Superior Court and seeks class-action status.

In a statement released yesterday, Fred Meyer officials said: "We consider honesty and integrity to be our company's most important assets. We are committed to a 100 percent price accuracy for our customers. Fred Meyer has strict guidelines and policies in place for ensuring that the price per pound charged to customers is accurate."
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