Ministry of Internal Trade says chicken supply in Johor is sufficient


Fresh chicken is on sale at a supermarket in Shah Alam on May 22,2022. — Photo by Miera Zulyana

Monday, May 23, 2022 8:38 p.m. GMT

JOHOR BARU, May 23 — The supply of chicken in the state is sufficient although the quality is limited in several places, said Mohd Hairul Anuar Bohro, director of the Johor branch of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs ( KPDNHEP).

He said the situation was constantly monitored and complaints about the rising price of chicken were investigated.

“To date, we have received 33 complaints about increased prices and supply of chicken and these have been investigated for action under the Control Act 2011 of prices and the fight against profit (AKHAP),” he said in a statement here today. .

Mohd Hairul Anuar said that KPDNHEP Johor had carried out 4,487 inspections covering 4,321 checks at retail level and the rest at wholesaler and producer level since February 5 when the maximum price check program on chicken and eggs was implemented. “A total of 121 cases were recorded under AKHAP 2011 involving 101,300 RM in compounds,” he said.

Inspections have been stepped up with enforcement staff deployed to key sites, particularly wet markets, farmers’ markets and supermarkets where chickens are sold, he added. — Bernama


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