The biometric system that will be implemented in Venezuelan supermarkets from November 30 will control the sale of 23 priority items, namely: flour, rice, milk, sugar, toilet paper, coffee, margarine, oil, chicken, meat, shampoo, bath soap, and detergent, among others.Privatization, Venezuelan style;
.... For his part, Andrés Eloy Méndez, the Superintendent of Fair Prices, informed that once the fingerprint-reading machines are installed, the enrollment of clients, which includes collection of personal information and scanning of forefinger prints, is expected to take only 40 seconds. He hopes this mechanism will allow eliminating lines to buy food and resale of products.
As for the fingerprint-reading machines, Méndez noted that the State will import them through the National Center for Foreign Trade (Cencoex). Each retailer will have to cover the costs of the machines.