BANGKOK, 10 August 2011 -The Ministry of Commerce is taking serious measures against vendors selling pork higher than the price determined by the Ministry. The price for pork has now come under the new price of 152 THB per kilogram since the beginning of this month.
Director General of the Department of Internal Trade Ms. Watcharee Wimooktayanon said the new control measure for pork price will be effective until the next 6 months period. The Ministry of Commerce has begun to examine the pork prices around the country today, one vendor in Wang Hin market has reportedly been found to have sold it at 155 THB per kilogram.
However, pork is sold at lower prices by 2-5 THB in some markets. Vendors who broke the law had been prosecuted and could face a maximum jail term of 5 years and a fine of no more than 100,000 THB.
Meanwhile, shoppers can buy cheaper pork for 120 THB per kilogram from any vendors adorning a distinctive blue flag which indicates that products are sold at reasonable prices. Any vendors found in violation of the new price scheme can be reported to the authority at hotline 1569.