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Samuda calls for food prices surveys

Published:Thursday | March 13, 2014 | 8:56 AM

Opposition Spokesman on Industry Karl Samuda is expressing concern about the Consumer Affairs’ Commission’s failure to publish food prices surveys for more than a year.

He notes that from 2009 to 2011 there were regular surveys of food prices across Jamaica.

Samuda says this information allowed shoppers to save a lot of time and money, and was one of the proactive ways in which the Consumer Affairs Commission performed during that period.

He says since 201 food prices have increased by on average 18 per cent.

Samuda says in these challenging times, it is more important than ever for the Consumer Affairs Commission to resume the surveys and give consumers more information so they make better choices on how to spend their hard earned money.


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