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Woolworths slammed over ‘racist’ baby formula shortage signs

Signs in Mandarin and English offer different tin limits

Woolworths have been accused of racial discrimination after shoppers spotted signs in Mandarin and English that had different baby formula tin limits.

A number of customers have noticed the side-by-side notices in Woolworths stores across Australia with the English language sign saying customers can buy four tins, while the Mandarin sign limits it at two units.

“Due to supply issues, sales quantities are limited to four units per customers for Infant Formula. We are working hard to be back in full supply as soon as possible,” read the tickets photographed in stores and posted on the Woolworths Facebook page.

However, the adjacent mandarin sign reads only two per customer.

Woolworths have responded to a number of complaints on their Facebook page saying it would pass on feedback to store managers.

“We will pass this feedback on to our Store Manager so they are aware and can take action,” the supermarket wrote on Facebook.

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