HARARE ‑ Zimbabwe faces possible shortages of biscuits and other confectionary products and the foreign currency sting continues to bite the economy.
The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) notified all millers Monday of the suspension of self-raising flour to biscuit and confectionery firms to ensure continuous supply for major bread bakers.
“Flour supplies remain critically low and it is therefore prudent that the available wheat stocks be maximised towards food security in respect of improving bread flour supplies and self-raising flour for home baking nationwide,” GMAZ chairman Tafadzwa Musarara said in a notice.
He said the suspension would be reviewed after 14 days, a period where they expect that local and imported wheat supplies would have improved.
Last Thursday, Musarara warned of another bread price hike, which he said would be caused by low wheat supply.