The Ministry of Trade and Industry said they’re working with stakeholders to monitor food prices.
In a release, the Ministry said Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon and Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries Kazim Hosein held follow-up discussions with President of the Supermarket Association of Trinidad and Tobago Rajiv Diptee and their executives earlier this week.
The Ministry said the meeting considered “issues relating to food prices and in particular ensuring greater food security, through accelerating the local production of food, enhancing the direct supply linkages between producers and businesses; transforming the local taste of the population by promoting local alternatives, protecting the nutritional health of the population; and combatting food fraud by ensuring labelling standards are enforced on all imported food items”.
Hosein also took the opportunity to promote the Trinidad and Tobago Agri-Investment Forum and Expo 2022 which is carded for August 19-21, 2022.
The SATT undertook to collaborate with the Consumer Affairs Division to enhance the monitoring and reporting of food prices.
The Ministry said it and SATT have also committed to continuing collaboration to ensure that quality basic food items remain affordable and available to the population.
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