In response to the continuing rise in prices, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Nomura held a meeting to exchange opinions with food manufacturers and supermarkets, and reviewed the purchasing practice called the "one-third rule" in order to suppress the range of price increases. I requested things.

As prices continue to soar, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Nomura held a meeting for the first time on the 29th to exchange opinions with food manufacturers, supermarkets, and food banks.

In this, Minister Nomura said, "I would like to ask you to work on it, with the idea that all food products within the expiration date will be delivered to consumers." requested.

The "one-third rule" states that, in the case of food products with a six-month shelf life, supermarkets and other retailers only purchase products that have been manufactured within two months, which is equivalent to one-third of the shelf life in principle. have been suggested to be associated with an increase.

If the review reduces waste, we can expect cost reductions such as manufacturing and mitigation of price increases.

In addition, Minister Nomura requested that food donations to food banks and other organizations be promoted to support the needy.

Mayumi Tsurinyu, Executive Officer of Seven & i Holdings, who attended the event, said, "Although we are already working to relax delivery deadlines, there are warehouses that are shared with other companies, so we need to bring the industry together. is important," he said.