Pusateri's apologizes for price gouging Lysol wipes after being slammed by Doug Ford

Mar 26 2020, 12:39 pm

Pusateri’s Fine Foods has apologized after selling Lysol wipes for $30 per container amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

During his press conference on Thursday, Premier Doug Ford called the gourmet grocer out by name, declaring their price gouging of essential items “disgusting.”

The comment was made after hearing reports of the store charging $30 for a container of the wipes.

“We are bringing this to cabinet so this is going to be illegal,” Ford said.

“They’re done, they’re going to be gone.”

Mere hours later, the Pusateri’s website was updated with an apology.

“While no excuse, our stores are facing immense pressure on all levels of the operation. As a result of this mounting pressure, critical elements were overlooked including the incorrect pricing of this product,” reads the statement, titled Price error on Lysol Disinfecting Wipes.

“This was our mistake, our error, our oversight, and we apologize to everyone impacted. We are promptly reviewing and adjusting any and all products that may have been improperly listed.”

The notice says that every person who purchased the Lysol wipes will be fully refunded by emailing [email protected]

“We are a family owned and operated business and we share the concern of the new realities that COVID-19 has created for everyone,” the statement reads.

“This should have never happened, and it will never happen again.”