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  1. Tainted baby-milk powder triggers recall

    Posted Sep 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu The mainland's biggest infant milk powder maker said yesterday it would recall all its formula products after more babies who were fed its milk had fallen ill with kidney ... and it would recall all infant milk powder products made before August 6. It estimated there were 700 tonnes of the goods on the market. Tripolycyanamide, which can cause kidney stones, is used to make ...

  2. Milk powder recalled after babies fall ill

    Posted Dec 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Baby-milk-powder maker Mead Johnson recalled its Pregestimil brand in Hong Kong yesterday after infants who consumed it in France fell ill. 'Initial information ... 'Three of them had a history of consuming reconstituted Pregestimil infant-formula powder.' But the government and Mead Johnson stressed that the cause of the enterobacter sakazakii ...

  3. Red tape ties up charity's quake relief supplies at HK terminal

    Posted Jul 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A thousand cans of baby milk powder and some daily necessities destined for the Sichuan earthquake zone have been stranded at Kwai Chung container terminal for a month after ... and consent from the Hong Kong government if it wanted to transport the relief cargo to Sichuan. Last month, the group received donations of 1,000 cans of baby milk powder, some clothing, toys, ...

  4. Raising the bar code

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Melamine became part of the local lexicon last year when baby milk powder tainted with the industrial chemical gave many mainland babies and toddlers kidney stones. The scandal ... to substandard milk products. That and other incidents, such as the recent scare in children's cold medicines and deaths from mouldy pills, have left consumers anxious to get more accurate ...

  5. 'Only transparency can save tainted brands'

    Posted Sep 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Baohong said: 'When it turns out that almost all major baby milk-powder producers have got involved in the scandal, it's quite natural for consumers to conclude that the whole industry isn't trustworthy any more.' A central government check of 109 baby's milk-powder producers early this week found that products from 22 firms contained melamine, a chemical used ...

  6. Products found to contain melamine

    Posted Sep 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sep 11 Central government: Sanlu baby milk powder Sep 16 Hong Kong government: Yili ice yogurt bar Central government: Infant formula made by another 21 companies apart from Sanlu Sep 18 ... Central government: 24 batches of liquid milk and yogurt made by Mengniu, Yili and Guangming Sep 20 Hong Kong media: Nestle Neslac Gold milk powder, three products made by Yili, and Mengniu's ...

  7. Reforms a priority in the milk scandal

    Posted Jan 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for months before informing authorities. State-owned Sanlu also failed to promptly disclose the contamination of hundreds of tonnes of baby-milk powder with the industrial compound melamine. ... The tainted-milk scandal that killed at least six children and sickened nearly 300,000 more on the mainland last year continues to fuel outrage. For many families it will cast a pall over ...

  8. Wen apologises to victims of tainted milk

    Posted Sep 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... chemical compound, was found in baby milk powder produced by dozens of mainland brands. Reports about the four infant deaths and the thousands more left ill have sparked a public fury that looms ... Stephen Chen In state broadcast, leader feels 'extremely guilty' Premier Wen Jiabao apologised yesterday to the victims of the tainted-milk scare and to the country's ...

  9. Super-cows to give mothers' milk

    Posted Oct 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the udders. Most baby milk powder on the market today uses non-human lactoferrin. Though it is highly concentrated, it cannot be properly absorbed by the digestive system. But some consumers, ... in mother's milk, Xinhua has reported. The unique protein is called human lactoferrin, an antioxidant that binds and transports iron in the human body. It efficiently kills bacteria and can play ...

  10. Milk scandal reminder of challenges ahead

    Posted Sep 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Babies given contaminated milk powder developed kidney stones. It is now known that the first health alert was sounded in December 2007. The Hebei provincial authorities say they were ... on the challenges it has created. One is to see that economic growth at all costs does not come at unacceptable social costs that blight the country's image. The first anniversary of the milk ...




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