The cost of food in Jersey is being monitored to help people find the best deals.

Jersey Consumer Council will compare the prices of ten typical items such as bread, eggs, fruit and vegetables as well as a further 20 items which will change every two weeks.

The results will be published on the Jersey Consumer Council website every fortnight after the new year.

Food prices on the island are already on average higher than in the UK.

The Council already monitors the price of fuel.

With us spending up to 10% of our yearly income on grocery shopping, it's important to know how we can shop smartly.

Carl Walker, Jersey Consumer Council