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  1. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    New infant milk formula rules 'are not targeted at specific brands'

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 04:08am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Celine.sun@scmp.com Milk formula rules 'not targeted at specific brands' A new regulation restricting market access to 41 foreign infant milk formula manufacturers ... milk formula produced overseas to be registered with the nation's quality watchdog before it can be sold in the country. The first batch of approved formula manufacturers are from 13 ...

  2. News - China - baby FORMULA

    Food import inspections increased after claims sell-by dates changed on baby formula

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 03:23pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... and safety watchdog has stepped up inspections of all imported food after allegations that the expiry dates on some baby formula produced by an Australian company had been tampered with. Chen Xitong, ... company it is carrying out an investigation, the Legal Daily reported. Demand for overseas-produced baby formula has soared on the mainland since 2008 when six infants died after drinking milk ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    Milk powder supplies still not meeting needs

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 04:18am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... necessary at this stage, but the root of the problem is about supply," said Wong. "We have been in talks with infant formula suppliers, urging them to be consistent in their supply ... total supply," the statement read. It urged local mothers to call ahead to order infant formula. Wyeth had the fewest shortages, ahead of Cow & Gate. There were also significant ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    'No rush' to scrap two-tin milk limit

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 04:45am by Phila Siu, Emily Tsang

    ... Phila Siu and Emily Tsang Government says the infant formula restriction will remain in place for now after consultant casts doubt on effectiveness of coupon scheme 'No rush' to scrap two-tin milk limit The government is in no rush to lift the two-tin restriction on infant formula for outbound travellers because a coupon scheme to ensure supplies for locals has been ...

  5. News - World

    Baby formula is contaminated with aluminium, UK study finds

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 03:31pm by Olivia Rosenman

    ... Olivia Rosenman olivia.rosenman@scmp.com Research shows all of the UK's top 30 baby formulas contain unacceptable amounts of the metal which is harmful to human health Infant milk formulas are contaminated with aluminium, which risks serious negative health effects for children and may contribute to ill health as adults, a UK study has found. The team of researchers at Keele ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing hints at displeasure over Hong Kong's handling of baby formula issue

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by Adrian Wan in Beijing, Joshua But and Jeffie Lam

    ... on the mainland. Citing the controversy over the limit on mainlanders taking baby milk formula across the border, Wang Guangya, director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, said there was a need ... Wang's mention of the baby milk formula controversy reflected Beijing's disappointment over how Hong Kong had handled an issue that affected the lives of mainlanders. But Civic Party ...


    CCTV broadcasts fresh bribery claims against baby formula firm Dumex

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 06:02pm by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com CCTV claims staff in Beijing and five provinces bribed to feed product to babies Dumex bribery claims widened Chinese state media yesterday broadcast further allegations of bribery against Dumex, a baby formula subsidiary of French food and beverage giant Danone. CCTV last week quoted a former Dumex sales manager alleging the company had bribed ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Authorities may scrap limit on milk powder

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 08:38pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... to stock a minimum of 36 tins of baby milk formula for each of the seven most popular brands. The seven major infant formula makers must maintain a stock of 1.65 million cans of baby formula ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Authorities may scrap limit on milk powder The government may abandon the two-tin limit on infant formula for outbound travellers, Secretary for Food ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - RETAIL

    Holiday rush takes toll on formula stocks

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei and Candy Chan Despite warnings about government checks, 25 pharmacies surveyed had no cans of popular brands on shelves for sale to local mums Holiday rush takes toll on baby formula A popular baby milk formula sold out in many pharmacies yesterday as the government started its "golden week" stocktaking to decide whether it can lift the export limit ...

  10. News - China - TRADE

    China threatens heavier fines after baby formula probe

    Posted Aug 09th 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Foreign suppliers of baby formula who ignore monopoly law to face penalties, regulator says Warning of bigger fines if dairy firms defy rules Foreign ... distributors could resell products, the producers controlled prices by threatening to cut supply to wholesalers. As a result, distribution costs for baby formula in China were three to five times ...




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