Here's a quick rundown of what you need to know about government price controls on food in Israel:
The price listed is the MAXIMUM price for the specified item - in
theory, a store can discount it further, if they want to.
a store is selling price controlled items for a higher price, they are
in violation of the law. You can (and should) report these violations to the regional supervisor.
New prices for eggs went into effect today (February 1, 2015). I decided to republish the entire list with the new egg prices for your convenience.
Here are the items that are supervised, and the maximum price to consumers:
showing prices for the entire country, excluding Eilat, by the way.
Eilat is exempt from Ma'am, so prices there will be lower.)
Lechem Achid (I believe this is about 65% whole grain) - 750g loaf, 5.11
White bread, 750g loaf, 5.11
Challah or yeast cake, 500g, 5.58 (don't ask me what kind of yeast cake this is referring to, I have no idea!)
Lechem Achid, sliced and packaged, 750g, 7.67
White bread, sliced and packaged, 500g, 6.82
Regular Kitchen Salt, Fine Kitchen Salt, Fine Table Salt, and Coarse Table salt, 1 kg, 2.09
3% milk, 1 liter, bag, 5.30
1% milk, 1 liter, bag, 4.95
3% milk, 1 liter, carton, 6.30
1% milk, 1 liter, carton, 5.90
Eshel, 4.5% fat, 200ml, 1.65
Gil, 3% fat, 200ml, 1.52
Sour Cream, 15% fat, 200ml, 2.44
Sweet Cream, 38% fat, 250ml, 6.60
Butter, regular, 100g, 4.13
Emek Cheese (at the cheese counter),per kg, 45.45
Gilboa Cheese (at the cheese counter), per kg, 43.14
Gvinah Levana (white cheese), 5% fat, 250g 5.11
XL eggs, regular, 1 dozen, 13.20
L eggs, regular, 1 dozen, 12.10
M eggs, regular, 1 dozen, 11.20
Do you ever see stores overcharging? Have you ever made a report to the supervisory board?
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