Baby formula has hit the headlines yet again, but this time it’s not the usual battle.
Australian baby formula has been a huge demand in China since 2008 when melamine contamination saw six babies die and 300,000 fall ill.
A mum doing her shopping at her local Woolworths was shocked to discover a group of four adults had filled two trolleys with formula while another woman stood guard over the three cartons on a crate. They were purchasing the lot and leaving locals yet again fighting for supplies.
“My blood was boiling for the mothers having problems finding A2 for their babies. I was feeling sensitive because I’ve got a newborn,” Jessica Hay told Fairfax Media.
“If they were with babies, it would be understandable, they need to feed their kids too. But it felt like a smooth operation, like they did this all the time.”
The limit is eight tins per customer. But stores are imposing whatever limit they see fit, or none at all.
“When I first saw the stack, some boxes were open with tins on top of it. I think they were hoping people would take what was needed. But this group took it all,” Mrs Hay said.
Jessica took a photo and shared it to her local Facebook group.
The image was then shared to the Woolworths Facebook page and said: ““We are in a formula shortage and you are allowing this?! What happened to four tins maximum per person? Look at the empty crate in the picture?!” What happened to 4 tins per person? Look at the empty crate!”
Woolworths Facebook page has since been bombarded with many posts from unhappy patrons irate that they could allow this to happen.
World gone crazy! Surely they can do something about the export of baby formula to prevent it continuing to occur? I am clueless tbh. But it isn’t sounding good.
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