Farmers in Saskatchewan are disappointed with a price fixing controversy surrounding the sale of bread in Canada during the past decade.
George Weston Limited and Loblaw companies have outlined involvement in an industry-wide bread price fixing scheme for over ten years.
However, the grocer and bakery owner will receive immunity from prosecution after tipping off the competition watchdog about the industry price-fixing.
APAS President, Todd Lewis is disappointed and hopes there is no backlash from consumers over bread sales.
“You would certainly hope not, I mean it’s obviously something that has been on-going and we have a good food supply here, it’s good quality and hopefully we get the pricing, if there’s a situation going on with price fixing, that I don’t think will effect sales, but hopefully people involved are brought to task on it,” Lewis said.
Lewis said the issue points to the need for a national food policy.
Loblaws is offering eligible customers a 25 dollar gift card, which will cost the company 75 to 150-million-dollars.