Sunday, February 7, 2016

Price Controlled Foods - Updated Prices

The Ministry of Finance announced today that they will be lowering the prices of price controlled dairy products and eggs. The new prices are listed below. As soon as they announce what day these prices will go into effect (sometime this week), I will post an update here!

They are also trying to find a way to add basic fruits and vegetables to the "basket" of price controlled foods. I will update you if this happens!


Full list of Price Controlled Groceries

The prices listed below are the MAXIMUM prices for the specified items - in theory, a store can discount it further, if they want to.
If 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!

Here are the items that are supervised, and the maximum price to consumers:

(The prices shown below are for the entire country, excluding Eilat. Eilat is exempt from VAT, so prices there will be lower.)

Lechem Achid (I believe this is about 65% whole grain) - 750g loaf, 5.07 (was 5.11)
White bread, 750g loaf, 5.07 (was 5.11)Challah or yeast cake, 500g, 5.11 (was 5.15)  (don't ask me what kind of yeast cake this is referring to, I have no idea!)Lechem Achid, sliced and packaged, 750g, 7.02 (was 7.08) White bread, sliced and packaged, 500g, 6.24 (was 6.29)
Regular Kitchen Salt, Fine Kitchen Salt, Fine Table Salt, and Coarse Table salt, 1 kg, 2.07, (was 2.09) 

UPDATES will be made to these products: 
3% milk, 1 liter, bag, 5.00  (was 5.11)

1% milk, 1 liter, bag, 4.65 (was 4.76)
3% milk, 1 liter, carton, 5.75 (was 5.90) 
1% milk, 1 liter, carton, 5.40 (was 5.55)
Eshel, 4.5% fat, 200ml, 1.55 (was 1.59)  
Gil, 3% fat, 200ml,  1.40 (was 1.44) 
Sour Cream, 15% fat, 200ml, 2.20 (was 2.28)
Sweet Cream, 38% fat, 250ml, 5.95 (was 6.20)  
Butter, regular, 100g, 3.80 (was 3.92) 
Emek Cheese (at the cheese counter), per kg, 41.30 (was 42.93)  
Gilboa Cheese (at the cheese counter), per kg, 39.25 (was 40.80) 
Gvinah Levana (white cheese), 5% fat, 250g, 4.60 (was 4.80)   
XL eggs, regular, 1 dozen, 12.50 (was 13.10)
L eggs, regular, 1 dozen, 11.45 (was 12.00)
M eggs, regular, 1 dozen, 10.55 (was 11.10)

Do you ever see stores overcharging? Have you ever made a report to the supervisory board?

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