OPA Releases New Point Values
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Office of Price Administration (OPA) has released a series of orders affecting point values for various foodstuffs. The orders will go into effect over the next two weeks. The order covering poultry, which goes into effect October 12, lowers the price ceiling on “quick frozen eviscerated” poultry by three and one half cents per pound. This is the type of chicken sold by dealers offering frozen foods. Dressed poultry, however, increases by one cent per pound. Other meats have relatively unchanged point values under the new orders. Butter is increased dramatically to decrease consumption, from twelve to sixteen points. This is a result of a ten per cent reduction in butter output in September.