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Food prices have risen but not expected to spike sharply

By Wong Mun Wai, Channel NewsAsia
6 April 2008

SINGAPORE : The prices of some food items are up because energy and commodity prices have risen.

But according to Senior Minister of State for National Development and Education Grace Fu, prices are not expected to spike sharply.

Speaking to reporters after launching a web portal, Ms Fu added that the government will consider importing pork from countries like Malaysia.

"We look at each of these countries... on a risk-managed perspective... Not only do we look at the supply of meat from a certain country, we will also accredit the abattoir as well as the way the meat is being processed," said Ms Fu. - CNA /ls