Rs 5.50, the bread should be sold at Rs 2.70 per 100 grams by the end of this week.
Is the same price as bread made with white flour. Bakeries will now receive government subsidies on the whole wheat flour. A measure that is part of a health campaign.
The Minister of Commerce, Cader Sayed Hossen, confirmed that by the end of the week, bakeries and supermarkets get their cargo of whole wheat flour at reduced prices. And Cader Sayed Hossen adds a team of inspectors from the Consumers Protection Unit will ensure that the decline is well applied. " bakeries and supermarkets continue to sell the bread at the same price as before will be punished. " This fits into the framework of the government's plan to encourage the consumption of whole wheat flour. That, due to the high rate of diabetes and other noncommunicable diseases in Mauritius.
49,000 TONS OF FLOUR
Since the beginning of the week, the first shipments of whole wheat flour and white flour are available in the warehouses of the State Trading Corporation (STC). This mill is Les Moulins de la Concorde which won the first contract to supply Mauritius 49 000 tonnes of flour. Mid-2013, the second contract of 50 000 tonnes of flour could be allocated in part to a Turkish firm with prices as competitive as Les Moulins de la Concorde. TCC for the first time included in the contract 1000 tons of wheat flour to supply the country for 2013.