MOCA, Dominican Republic.- Poultry companies are ready for an agreement with the head of the Consumer Rights Agency and with chicken distributors, to set a price which in their view is fair for farmers and consumers.
The Presidency’s poultry advisor Victor Abreu on Tuesday said a committee of poultry farmers will meet with Consumer Agency director Altagracia Paulino to reach a definitive agreement for the price on chicken, which doesn’t jeopardize any party.
He said poultry producers will meet Wednesday with the owners of the main slaughterhouses and processing plants, to reach agreements and also ensure that the meat reaches consumers at reasonable prices. "These discussions and agreements look to address speculation and not affect any of the parties."
The announcement comes several days after Paulino warned producers and distributors that if a pound of chicken went higher than 43 pesos she will call for a one-day boycott.