Woolworths supermarket has hit back at claims it has changed the name of Anzac biscuits to “Golden Oats” biscuits.
The retail giant came under fire on social media after a shopper pointed out that Woolies had renamed the iconic biscuit in its latest catalogue.
The Facebook post prompted one customer to accuse the supermarket of succumbing to “cancel culture” and another commenting that you “can’t say Anzac now either!”
But a Woolworths spokesperson has responded to the claims, telling 7NEWS.com.au the supermarket was prohibited from using the term “Anzac” without specific permission from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
The representative confirmed that Woolworths has not changed the name of Anzac biscuits, but that the word “Anzac” can only appear on specific products and recipes which have been approved by the government body.
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs states that only Anzac biscuits that are in line with the traditional recipe may use the name “Anzac”.