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Christmas table prices on the rise but so are inspections

With everything on the Christmas table being more expensive this year because of soaring food prices relevant authorities are taking measures to best protect consumers in Cyprus.

Friday is the peak Christmas shopping day and the Veterinary Service has sent the message that meat inspections all across Cyprus will be on the rise.

And a similar warning has been sent out by the Agriculture Ministry which is to focus on the price and quality of vegetables, according to Philenews.

As for the Cyprus Consumers Protection Association they are carefully monitoring toy prices.

Retail shops and general trade premises on Friday – the day before Christmas – are open till 6pm.

For those who choose to have meat on the festive table, the average price for lamb is €8.80 per kilo, pork € 5.10, beef € 10.00, chicken €3.85 and turkey €5.50.

As of Thursday afternoon, about 22,000 lambs, 15,500 turkeys, 8,500 piglets and 148,000 chickens have ended up in slaughterhouses.

This is more or less the same number as the one recorded the corresponding period last year.

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