No change in gazetted egg price – Minister

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There will be no change in the maximum retail price of eggs that was announced through the Gazette notification recently, Trade Minister Nalin Fernando said.

The Minister stated that there was a discussion with members of the egg producers’ associations on 24 August, where the latter proposed different price scales for eggs.

The Minister said, that although several prices were suggested by the producers, the maximum retail price of eggs has been set by a Gazette Notification. So, it is not possible to provide the eggs at the price suggested by them, the Minister added. However, speaking to the media after the said discussion, the egg producers stated that the Trade Minister agreed to give an opportunity to sell an egg at a maximum retail price of Rs 50. The maximum retail price of a white egg has been set at Rs 43 and a brown egg at Rs 45, by the Gazette notification issued by the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA).

By Amra Liyakath