March 5, 2020
CoV – Product Limit
Updated | 07 April, 2020
Effective: Wednesday, 8th April
Current product limits on entire departments at Foster’s Supermarkets and Priced Right will be lifted. This includes the limits on grocery, frozen and health & beauty care departments.
However, in order to ensure high-demand products are available for as many of our customers as possible, Foster’s is limiting the purchase of specific products to one (1) or two (2) per product, per customer, depending on the product. The products limited are clearly marked on shelves and are listed as follows:
- Limit 1 product, per UPC, per customer on hand sanitizer, alcohol & peroxide & vinegar products (items listed below).
- Limit 2 products, per UPC, per customer on bleach, disinfectant products, paper products, pasta & flour products.
See below UPC lists.
Our purchasing team is working hard to ensure no price increases are passed on to our customers on products that have a higher than usual demand due to CoV. Worried about products running out of stock? While this may occur on some products, we don’t anticipate running out for extended periods of time. Alternative suppliers and products have been arranged to ensure we continue to have product on our shelves. Should there be any updates to the above list or our stock levels, we will share them on this page and on our Twitter channel.
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What is Coronavirus?
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.
Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans.
Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, dry cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.
Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing. (Source)