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* Sri Lanka consumer authority not to reduce the weight of a loaf of bread unless there is a price reduction
Thu, Mar 13, 2014, 07:42 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 13, Colombo: Cooperatives and Internal Trade Minister of Sri Lanka Johnston Fernando said his Ministry would not allow the reduction in the weight of a loaf of bread unless the price is reduced along with it.

The Minister made this comment in response to a recent request by the All Ceylon Bakery Owners' Association (ACBOA) to reduce the weight of a loaf of bread in order to maintain the existing price of a loaf.

The ACBOA has said given the cost incurred in preparing a loaf of bread, the weight of a loaf would have to be reduced from 450 grams to 400 grams, if the loaf is to be sold at the current price.

The Minister however said that such changes can only be made if the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) approves it.

The CAA meanwhile has raided 15 bakeries this week for selling underweight bread.

Fernando explained that the authorities have defined a loaf of bread to be 450 grams and is prices accordingly and bakery owners cannot make arbitrary decisions on the weight or the price.

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