Co-op union to ‘standardize’ prices of 27,000 commodities ‘Firms not adhering to food transport regulations’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 26: The Chairman of the Union of Cooperative Societies Abdulaziz Al-Samhan says the prices of approximately 27,000 commodities will be standardized and sold at the cooperative societies in all governorates, adding that the online listing of commodities and prices will be launched soon, reports Al-Seyassah daily.

During a press conference, Al-Samhan said the union completed the standardization process of commodities’ prices recently, indicating that the average rate of increase is less than 10 percent.

Meanwhile, Head of Prices Committee Adel Al-Hassan revealed that the union has increased the prices of 1,748 commodities by five percent, adding that the prices of approximately 1,200 products were not increased due to the lack of proper justifications.

Meanwhile, food and poultry companies transport their commodities without adhering to the conditions and regulations allotted for storage and transportation of food items or considering the risk of the consumer’s health being affected in order to save transportation costs, reports Al-Shahid daily quoting sources.

They indicated that the concerned authorities should note such violations by the food and poultry companies and ban them from transporting the commodities if they are found not complying with the necessary regulations.

They bid the concerned authorities to coordinate for the allocation of vehicles that would transfer foodstuff in a closed and vacuum environment without exposing them to sunlight or car fumes.

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