Consumers Worried About Food Prices


Sunday, April 27th 2008, 6:29 pm
By: News On 6


Along with the cost of gas, food prices are skyrocketing. The value of rice has gotten national attention since Sam's Club put restrictions on how much customers could purchase. That has some worried about the overall food supply.

One grocery store owner in Oklahoma City said there will be no shortage in supply, but customers will eventually feel the effects of rising costs for fuel and fertilizer.

"Eventually the ration on the rice, such as the sushi restaurants and the buffets around town, they're eventually going to feel the pinch and they're going to have to pass that along at some point or another," said Ba Luong with Super Cao Nguyen Supermarket.

There's been a 10% increase in other food staples over the past two months. On average, milk now costs $2.59 a gallon and eggs are $2.19.