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Fresh Food Prices Fell in September

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumer prices for meat, produce and bakery fell in September as overall prices for food at home remained unchanged, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index.

Fresh fruits saw one of the largest drops, at 0.9%, while fresh vegetables declined 0.4%. After increasing steadily throughout the summer, overall prices for meats, poultry, fish and eggs fell 0.6%. However, fish and seafood prices actually rose 0.5%, and eggs dropped an astounding 3.9% after jumping 5% in August. Prices for cereals and bakery products declined 0.1%.

Nonalcoholic beverages saw the biggest rise in September, at 0.9%. Prices for dairy and related products increased 0.4%. 

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