Egg supplies to be suspended

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Egg suppliers have been instructed to suspend distribution, since it is not possible to sell an egg at less than Rs 55, the All Ceylon Poultry Industrialists’ Association said.

The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) on Friday (19) gazetted the maximum retail price for eggs. Accordingly, the price of a white egg was set to Rs 43 and brown egg to Rs 45.

Addressing the media, yesterday (21), All Ceylon Poultry Industrialists Association President Sarath Ratnayake said according to the calculations of the Ministry of Livestock Development, the production cost of an egg is between Rs 49 and Rs 50 this month.

Therefore, it is impossible for us to sell eggs according the CAA gazette. That is why we informed our members not to sell an egg at less than Rs. 55, Ratnayake said.

By Nabiya Vaffoor