NFA steps up monitoring of rice prices and supply
The National Food Authority (NFA) said it is stepping up its rice monitoring activities to protect the consumers against businessmen who may be taking advantage of the situation.
NFA Administrator Jason LY. Aquino particularly directed the agency’s field offices nationwide to deploy monitoring teams in public markets and even in the communities to ensure that NFA accredited retail outlets are selling the rice at the government prescribed price and are compliant with the trading rules and regulations.
He said that rice monitoring also covers the price and supply flow of commercial rice.
Moreover, the monitoring activity will be further intensified especially in areas affected by the recent flooding caused by monsoon rains and Typhoon Karding.
Aquino said that he has also authorized these monitoring teams to conduct inspection in rice mills and private warehouses to make sure that there is no rice hoarding.