Jamaica Cane Products Sales, the country's main marketer of sugar, is trying to address challenges with the packaging of some of its products.
A statement Monday afternoon from the Agriculture Ministry responded to reports about a shortage of sugar.
It said while there is adequate supply of the commodity, the National Compliance and Regulatory Authority and the Consumer Affairs Commission identified a shortfall in the 500 gram packages in some areas.
Jamaica Cane Products Sales indicated that the shortfall resulted from a sharp increase in demand for that size recently.
At an emergency meeting on Friday, the company and its packaging agency, Caribbean Depot, outlined solutions now under way to meet the increased demand for the 500 gram packages.
These include the immediate delivery of packaging material into the island as well as plans to increase the 500 gram production line with the recruitment of additional workers.
It is expected that the shortfall in the 500 gram packages will be addressed within two weeks.