The interim Minister of Agriculture, Enrique Parada, assured this Wednesday morning that El Salvador has a good food supply and denied any speculation about a possible shortage of food products, while also pointing out that food prices remain stable throughout the territory.
Parada pointed out that the price inspections, carried out in conjunction with other state institutions such as the Consumer Protection Office, have made it possible to certify that there have been no price increases that could affect the Salvadoran population. In addition, he reiterated that the country has food security despite the global crisis.
«We are in constant control of the markets. We have carried out more than 270 inspections of agro-services and 18 of input importers. The population can rest assured that there is enough food for consumption and prices will remain stable» — he commented.
«The measures announced by President Bukele seek to facilitate trade without neglecting the health status of the population; so that we guarantee that the products are innocuous. As a result, the measures being implemented, such as in the case of fuels» —he added.
Similarly, the official explained that, as the Ministry of Agriculture, they have verified a reduction of up to 10% in dairy products marketed throughout the country, a situation that also benefits the economy of Salvadorans.
«We have reports that the prices of the main dairy products, such as cream, cheese, soft hard cheese, and old hard cheese, have had reductions in recent days of up to 10%. Together with the Consumer Ombudsman, we are having control to verify that there are no abusive behaviors towards consumers by merchants» — he assured.
This morning, Minister Parada, together with the president of the Consumer Protection Office, Ricardo Salazar, led a price inspection session for food products at the La Tiendona market in San Salvador.
They stated that, to date, 6,000 price inspections have been carried out on food distributors throughout the country, as part of the measures implemented to avoid price increases that affect Salvadorans.