Paying more? Food prices jump according to Consumer Price Index

Consumers, you’re correct that you are paying more at the grocery store this year!

News 12 Staff

Dec 13, 2021, 10:59 AM

Updated 917 days ago

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Consumers, you’re correct that you are paying more at the grocery store this year!  
The Consumer Price Index data shows food prices saw their biggest jump in about a decade.  
The main question is, what part of your meal is costing you the most?  
It’s a hamburger! 
In the last year, beef prices rose 21%. 
Savor each bite of eggs you eat because the price of that is up 8% from last year. 
How about some bacon with your eggs?  
The price of bacon is most likely going up soon too.  
In California, a new animal welfare law is set to go into effect on New Year's Day.
The law requires pig farmers give pregnant pigs bigger pens so they have more space to move around.
Farmers say that will raise their costs which will trickle down to shoppers.
In the state, restaurants and grocery stores filed a lawsuit to stop the law. 


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