Coles staff filmed handing out baby formula to long queues despite 'two-tin limit'

Shocking video has emerged of staff at a suburban Coles supermarket handing out baby formula to a long line of customers, despite the recently imposed two-tin limit.

Supermarkets promised scenes like this would no longer happen after announcing the tin limit, aimed at stopping “gangs” from raiding local supplies to send to high-paying customers overseas.

At Hurstville Coles, baby formula raiders queue to clear the shelves.

At Hurstville Coles, baby formula raiders queue to clear the shelves. Source: 7 News
A Coles employee (right) unloads tin after tin of formula and delivers them straight to the buyers. Source: 7 News

As quickly as staff can unpack the stock it is taken away and stashed outside as angry shoppers watch on.

The video features what’s believed to be a Coles employee at the checkout unloading tin after tin of formula and delivering them straight to the buyers.

Mum Rachael Cody, who has a four-month-old girl, has found sourcing food for her child nearly impossible.

Mum Rachael Cody, who has a four-month-old girl, has found sourcing food for her child nearly impossible. Source: 7 News

“I’m driving everywhere, I’m calling everywhere looking for formula and it makes me sick to my stomach that I might not be able to feed my baby tonight,” she said.

In a statement to 7 News Coles said it was committed to ensuring customers have access to infant formula and that limiting sales to two per person remains company policy.

They declined to comment on the actions of its staff after requesting to view the video.