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New sugar packaging requirements shouldn't attract price increases — CAC

Published:Tuesday | July 4, 2017 | 7:38 PM
Chief Executive Officer of the CAC, Dolsie Allen, says this expectation is based on the fact that there is adequate competition in the market among retailers of sugar to keep prices within reasonable limits.

The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) says it does not expect the new packaging and labelling requirements for sugar to lead to price increases for the commodity.

Chief Executive Officer of the CAC, Dolsie Allen, says this expectation is based on the fact that there is adequate competition in the market among retailers of sugar to keep prices within reasonable limits.

Meanwhile, she says teams from the CAC will be in the field to monitor compliance with the new requirements.

Allen says the CAC endorses the move to enforce the revised standards as it has received a number of complaints from consumers who report finding objects in sugar that has not been packaged and labelled.

 

Chief Executive Officer of the Consumer Affairs Commission, Dolsie Allen