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#511153 - 01/28/16 02:30 PM No more repackaging of rice at the grocery store  
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Belizeans have become accustomed to purchasing rice at their neighborhood grocery story which had been repackaged by the grocer at their establishment. That practice has opened for all manner of advantages to be taken of the consumer; not least among them were giving the consumer less rice than they paid for and also having them pay a higher price for a lower grade rice.

That practice is now ending. As of last week, a statutory instrument which was passed in December came into effect. That instrument basically states that all packaging of rice would be done strictly by the producer. That means that the distribution of rice in hundred pound bags has come to an end. The producers are now only allowed to sell rice in a maximum weight of 20 pound bags. They are also to package rice in bags of one pound to five pounds. These packages should be clearly marked as to the weight and the grade of the rice.

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#511178 - 01/29/16 08:04 AM Re: No more repackaging of rice at the grocery store [Re: Marty]  
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Hmmmm, what about the Flour, Beans & Sugar?.....They are also packaged by the grocer.....


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#511207 - 01/30/16 05:37 AM Re: No more repackaging of rice at the grocery store [Re: Judyann H.]  
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Originally Posted by Judyann H.
Hmmmm, what about the Flour, Beans & Sugar?.....They are also packaged by the grocer.....


I think there are not as many grades or types of those products. Also we recently had the fracas over Gyanese rice being imported.

The repackaging of dry dog food is concerning though, as we have had some really bad product here over the years.

#511219 - 01/30/16 07:15 AM Re: No more repackaging of rice at the grocery store [Re: Marty]  
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That's right I remember reading about the Gyanese rice....We have been purchasing 100 pounds per week, using only the Circle R Green Tag....The quality certainly makes a difference.......Of course the dry dog food....We finally gave up trying to use the grocery store brands and began purchasing through Pampered Paws.....More expensive, however worth it....


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