BROWNSVILLE – The State of Texas and the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office are filing a lawsuit against El Centro Foods of La Feria for continuing price gouging during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CBS 4 ran an initial investigation into the reported price gouging at El Centro Foods in March.
Since then, the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office filed cease and desist letters against the supermarket.
While the business assured they would not continue price gouging, the district attorney’s office found that they continued this practice.
Cameron County officials found that El Centro Foods is overcharging for hand sanitizer.
“A majority of businesses we have reached out to [about price gouging] either justified their action was due to costs associated with distributors or modified their actions. We will not tolerate price gouging during this difficult time,”said Cameron County District Attorney Luis V. Saenz.