Newspaper article China Post

Officials Hit Supermarket Aisles in Price Probe

Newspaper article China Post

Officials Hit Supermarket Aisles in Price Probe

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- With the aim of curbing rising fruit and vegetable prices, officials from the Executive Yuan paid visits to multiple supermarkets and traditional markets on Friday to check on food prices.

The Consumer Protection Committee yesterday sent its officers to several supermarkets and traditional markets in Taipei.

The government action comes at a time when consumers are growing impatient with vegetable prices still high, despite typhoon-related torrential weather ending two weeks ago.

Consumer Protection Committee officer Wang De-ming ([...]) said food prices should peak this week and are expected to come down next week.

The Fair Trade Commission and the Council of the Agriculture have also been tasked by the central government with stabilizing local food prices. …

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