FOOD PRICES DECLINED 0.6% LAST MONTH

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Prices for food sold in supermarkets in January declined a seasonally adjusted 0.6% for the second consecutive monthly dip, the Labor Department reported last week.h were up 3.9%.The monthly drop in prices is largely due to the 2% drop in the index for fruits and vegetables. However, when compared to January 1996, produce prices last month increased 3.2% due to a shift in supply

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Prices for food sold in supermarkets in January declined a seasonally adjusted 0.6% for the second consecutive monthly dip, the Labor Department reported last week.

h were up 3.9%.

The monthly drop in prices is largely due to the 2% drop in the index for fruits and vegetables. However, when compared to January 1996, produce prices last month increased 3.2% due to a shift in supply sources for lettuce, tomatoes and potatoes. The effects of last month's fre

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