THE INDEX TO WATCH
The note about the rise in food prices in last month’s issue omitted to mention the de rigueur index for tracking those price increases in the north. The Ulster Fry index is a graphic with the main ingredients of the said fry used to track how prices are either going up or down in agri-food products supplied.Of the main items in the Ulster fry, pork sausages up 7.1 percent in April, Tomatoes up 6.8%. Margarine up 29.2% with butter creeping up 1.4 per cent. Eggs were the only item to have fallen in price in the 12 months to the end of March, down by 5.8 per cent. Mushrooms were static with a zero per cent change!