Dutch supermarket chain Jumbo will only sell baby milk powder to customers who buy at least 10 to 25 euros worth of groceries. It is an attempt to prevent other people from stockpiling the product and shipping it to China.
Shortage for Dutch parents
Shipping baby milk powder to China has been a long-standing problem for Dutch supermarkets. Retailers buy large quantities of the product, creating shortages for normal consumers, forcing Jumbo to implement several measures to get some normalcy back. Other supermarket chains have done similarly, like putting a cap on the number of products people can buy.
The transfer of Dutch products to China started back in 2008 when toxic melanin was found in Chinese products, killing 6 babies and making 300,000 children sick. Ever since, Chinese consumers have preferred buying foreign products, like Dutch baby milk powder.