Rationing (Or: Dutch baby formula and the Chinese)

I saw a link this morning which reminded me of an experience I had a few weeks ago in Etos, a beauty&etc type store. I was with Marco’s mother. I came across the baby aisle and was confused to see a sign over the infant formulas, similar to this one from another website:

baby formula rationing sign in the Netherlands

http://www.nrc.nl — sign in an Amsterdam Etos store limiting customers to one baby formula item

It turns out that the melamine milk powder scare of a few years ago in China has, since the beginning of the year, caused a shortage of baby formula in countries as close as Hong Kong and as far away as Europe or, and the Netherlands in particular. It has also affected the UK.

And that is my random news of the day.

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