Hasson: Regulators owe public explanation of food pricing

June 20, 2011 17:04


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State Control Committee chair MK Yoel Hasson (Kadima) said that the ministries' joint committee on price regulation owes the public explanations about the way it is run, discussing basic food prices.

"Cottage cheese has become famous," Hasson said, as an aide handed him a container of the dairy product. "Look, we even have a visual aid." He added that, in his opinion, it was a positive step to de-regulate cottage cheese in order to encourage competition in the dairy market.

"I'm in favor of a free market, but there is another consideration: Is there competition in Israel? Does the market's centralization allow competition to exist?" Hasson asked.

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