A severe rise in the price of some fruits and vegetables has been reported on the wholesale markets in Bulgaria, traders told Profit.bg. The increases apply mostly to imported foods, including lemons, bananas, oranges, kiwis, mandarins, blueberries, broccoli, cucumbers, tomatoes and more.
The authorities said that stocking up on food products is unnecessary and warned that action would be taken against speculation.
The Prosecutor's Office announced that it had instructed the Executive Director of the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency to monitor violations and take urgent measures in connection with the declared state of emergency regarding the supply of food and food products.
The BFSA leader said that sanctions and coercive administrative measures would be applied in case of violations of the Food Safety Act.