Woolworths lifts coronavirus restrictions on 8 products - including pasta!

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April 28 2020

Woolworths has announced sweeping changes to their purchasing limits, which were introduced to combat coronavirus panic buying. 

As of Wednesday, Woolworths will be dropping buying limits on eight items - including pasta and baby wipes - and easing restrictions on essential items such as toilet paper and eggs. 

The new restriction limits are:

 Toilet paper and rice moving from a limit of 1 product per shop to 4 per shop.

 All product limits removed for pasta, frozen vegetables, tissues, baby wipes, baked beans and canned spaghetti, paper towels and disposable gloves.

 2 limit per shop remains for eggs, flour, sugar, pasta sauce, handwash, cleaners and disinfectants.

Woolworths Supermarkets Managing Director Claire Peters said; “We’re pleased to be able to ease more of our product limits.

“This is a positive sign following weeks of hard work from our teams, customers and significant support from our suppliers in meeting this unprecedented demand.

“We are now in a position where our customers will see better product availability across the categories that have been challenged by the increased demand over the past two months. While their favourite brand within the category may not always be on shelf, we are confident an alternative option should be available for the customer to purchase.

“While product availability is getting better and better each day, it will take some time for us to get back to full supply. Customers may still notice certain products in shorter supply from time to time as we continue to adjust our operations to this ‘new normal’.

“We thank customers for their understanding while product limits were in place, and ask them to continue to be mindful of others and continue to only buy what they need.

“We’ll continue to monitor stock levels and customer behaviour, with the desired outcome to eventually remove product limits altogether. That said, we are also mindful that we may reintroduce purchase limits if necessary.”

Originally published on New Idea Food.

Amy Sinclair is a former editor who loves all things food, cooking and eating - especially the eating! When she's not looking after her three children, you'll find her in the kitchen or busily hiding online shopping purchases from her husband.