CHONBURI, May 2 (TNA) – The Deputy Director-General of the Department of Internal Trade instructed the Chonburi commerce office to conduct inspection of a made-to-order food shop with the pricing of two fried eggs with rice at 70 baht (about 1.8 USD) per plate.

Deputy Director-General of the Department of Internal Trade, Udom Srisomsong mentioned a case where a consumer was charged 70 baht for a plate of rice with two fried eggs in Pattaya.

Preliminary observations indicate that although the menu lists fast food items with an average price of 70 baht, it is seen as unfair to charge two fried eggs with rice, the same price as a fast food item at 70 baht each.

The food shop also fail to clearly display prices. However, the results of the inspections by the provincial commerce authorities who have been on the ground today must be awaited, he said.

If deliberate wrongdoing is found, legal action will be taken regarding product and service prices. Penalties include fines of up to 10,000 baht for failure to display prices and imprisonment for up to 7 years or fines of up to 140,000 baht for overcharging. Investigations will be based on facts and evidence.

Citizens who witness unfair practices at any shops can immediately file complaints at the hotline 1569. -819 (TNA)

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Author: Pantipa Wacharath