Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Bread to be sold by weight from October in UAE - Each KG to cost Dh2.50

Bread will be sold by kilogramme and not loaf across the country starting from October.Under the revised standardisation, bread will be sold Dh2.50 per kilogramme, significantly lower than current prices, reported Gulf News.Currently, bread is sold by loaf with prices starting from Dh2.
The newspaper quoted Dr Hashim Al Nuaimi, Director of the Consumer Protection Department at the Ministry of Economy as saying a team will rigorously monitor quality and prices of bread sold in the country.
The department has already informed all bakeries about the move. Bakeries will have to adhere to new specifications in moisture, dough and weight, he said.
Some bakers add more water to the dough so that bread gain weight although it reduces shelf-life.The new strandards, he said, is being implemented to ensure consumers get good quality bread at affordable prices.