Tuesday, 9 April 2013

UK Supermarkets ration baby milk due to rising demand in China

'Supermarkets in the UK are rationing infant formula due to rising demand in China for foreign-made baby milk'

The headline is most unusual. Danone, a producer of baby milk, indicated that retailers in the United Kingdom have adopted a limit of two packs per transaction as a precaution to stop some individuals from buying great quantities of baby milk formula for commercial purposes.

A statement produced by Danone indicates that "We understand that the increased demand is being fuelled by unofficial exports to China to satisfy the needs of parents who want Western brands."

Asda, Sainsbury, Tesco and Morrisons are among the chains that limit acquisition of baby milk to two units per customer per day.

China's imports of baby milk rose after the Chinese government reported that almost 30,000 children had been poisoned by adulterated milk products produced by Chinese companies and that since since 2008 six children had died.

Curious but encouraging reports indicating that British is best. Hopefully, many other things produced abroad could be produced, once again, in the United Kingdom.

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