Gap between farm and retail prices ‘warrant investigation’

Source: Sabrina Dean, Farmer’s Weekly, 16 July 2020, photo credit: The Network Effect

A mixed picture was being painted by the different entities monitoring food prices during the national lockdown to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report by the Competition Commission.

The ‘Essential Food Price Monitoring’ report, released on Tuesday, 14 July, stated that nearly 20% of complaints received in relation to regulations dealing with customer protection under the National Disaster Management Act had been about the prices of basic food products.
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The South African Pork Producers’ Organisation (SAPPO) coordinates industry interventions and collaboratively manages risks in the value chain to enable the sustainability and profitability of pork producers in South Africa.