Internal trade sec-gen: Chicken, egg continuous maximum price determination


Eggs go on sale at a store in Kuala Lumpur on February 15, 2022. — Photo by Yusof Mat Isa

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 8:02 PM MYT

PUTRAJAYA, Oct. 12 – The government is continuing the implementation period of determining the maximum price for chicken and eggs starting today, with the maximum price for chicken and the retail price for eggs being maintained.

The Secretary General of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP), Datuk Azman Mohd Yusof, said the determination of the maximum price continues with a new subsidy rate granted for chicken eggs at RM0.08 each for farmers.

“This is due to the increase in production costs, leading to a recoordination of the price of chicken eggs at the farm and wholesale level in order to maintain the price.

“The maximum price for chicken at all levels, namely, farm gate, wholesale and retail, remains,” it said in a statement today.

“Through the maximum price determination, the maximum retail price in Peninsular Malaysia for whole standard chicken is set at RM9.40 per kilogram and RM10.40 per kg for super chicken.

“The maximum retail price for Grade A chicken eggs has been set at 45 sen each, Grade B (43 sen) and Grade C (41 sen) in the peninsula while for Langkawi, Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan, the prices Maximum chicken and eggs vary by area and district. he added.

Azman also said that the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries was working with the KPDNHEP to monitor the situation to ensure sufficient supply of basic necessities in the country and that prices remain stable.

He said 2,249 law enforcement officers have been mobilized to consumer focal points such as wet markets, pasar tani and hypermarkets across the country to carry out daily inspections and surveillance.

“This is to ensure that every trader follows the laws and does not profit by selling basic necessities, including chicken and eggs, at prices higher than the prices set by the government.

“Strong measures will be taken against errant traders, including under the regulation on determining the maximum price for chicken and eggs,” he added. — Bernama


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