Supermarket prices rose 0.1% in September as the increased cost of beef, pork and milk masked price declines in many other products. It was the smallest increase in the cost of eating at home since June.
Supermarket prices rose another 0.3% last month, driven in part by jumps in the cost of beef and pork, but food inflation continues to ease from the spikes shoppers saw in 2022, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.
Grocery prices jumped another 1.3% in July, led by continued increases for dairy products, baked goods and other items, and are up 13.1% over the past year, the largest increase in supermarket costs in more than 43 years.
A group of eleven senators from both parties are calling for additional funding to fight the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza, which has so far resulted in the deaths of more than 37.5 million birds across 34 states.
FAO's measure of global food commodity prices fell slightly in April, driven by an easing of corn and vegetable oil prices, after jumping 13% the month before following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.