Ayman Hosam, head of the Consumer Protection Agency (CPA) in Egypt said that a fine of EGP 100,000 will be applied to violating bakeries, who reduce the weight of a loaf of bread; as it is a clear offense.
During a call-in with Sada el-Balad TV on Tuesday, the head of the agency said that the agency is cooperating closely with the Ministry of Supply, pointing out that this incident represents theft, and is transferred to the prosecution.
“Today 13 violations for bakeries were issued, including those who repeated these violations and will receive double fines. There are those who think that the supervision is lax.”
He pointed out that the ministry covers more than 72% of the citizens with subsidized bread at a cost of 5 piastres per loaf and its weight is not less than 90 grams. A segment of about 28% remains out of the subsidies system.
He added, that there is a crime called consumer deceptive behavior and misleading advertising, and the penalty for it is EGP 2 million as a fine.