Price control creates egg shortage

Consumers and various food manufacturers who use eggs have been inconvenienced as eggs are not available in the market following the Gazette declaring Maximum Retail Prices (MRPs) for eggs.

The Government on Friday declared that the MRP of a white egg is Rs.43 and the MRP of a brown egg is Rs.45.

Egg producers have since then refrained from distributing eggs to the market after the MRPs were set. Bakery owners, cake manufacturers and others involved in food businesses which require eggs have faced difficulties due to this situation.

Even though it was stated that the price of chicken was reduced, a kilo of chicken is sold at Rs.1,350 or even higher at many places outside of Colombo.





by Daily News Sri Lanka

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