Baby formula milk rationed? I hear mums cry – Yes its True
Supermarkets in the UK are rationing infant formula due to rising demand in China for foreign-made baby milk.
In a statement, the company added: “We understand that the increased demand is being fueled by unofficial exports to China to satisfy the needs of parents who want Western brands.”
Danone, the maker of the Aptamil and Cow & Gate brands, said a limit of two packs per transaction had been adopted by retailers “as a precautionary measure to prevent some individuals from bulk buying baby milk formula from retail outlets for commercial purposes”.
Supermarkets Asda, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Morrisons said the purchase of certain brands would be limited to two units per customer per day.
In February, officials in Hong Kong imposed limits on the amount of formula travellers can bring back to China.
Last month, the Chinese government said nearly 300,000 children had been poisoned by tainted milk products and that six children had died since 2008.
Baby formula milk rationed isn’t such a bad thing surely? It ensures all babies are providing with the product and nobody will go without. I also think being able to purchase 2 tubs of formula milk each day is more than plenty and not needed.
Some retail experts believe the baby milk limit is good for British consumers do you?