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  1. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    Milk powder supplies still not meeting needs

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

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Milk powder supplies still not meeting needs Shortages of infant milk powder are still plaguing many areas of the city a year after an export limit was introduced, with popular brands unavailable in 90 per cent of stores in some districts, according to a watchdog's report. The Consumer Council canvassed 137 shops in 10 districts to document ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Authorities may scrap limit on milk powder

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

    ... 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 and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said yesterday. Ko said in a radio interview authorities would assess whether an adequate supply of the milk powder could be guaranteed for locals before and after ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Baby milk formula producers plan to end export restrictions

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 08:52pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Seven manufacturers of baby milk formula on Friday proposed a new system to ensure a steady supply of their product to Hong Kong parents, hoping this could persuade the government ... in March to limit all unlicensed exports of powdered formula to two cans per traveller per day. The measure is aimed at curbing a shortage caused by parallel-goods traders who buy up the milk ...

  4. 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

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Government safety watchdog alleges the safety information on some tins of an Australian brand of milk powder was tampered with The government’s quality ... tins of the milk formula brand Ozmilko, produced by OZDairy Foods. The report did not make clear which companies had imported the powder into the mainland. The authorities allege ...

  5. News - Asia - FOOD SAFETY

    Fonterra pulls ‘DCD’ milk powder in Sri Lanka, disputes test

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 04:53pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Wellington New Zealand-based dairy giant Fonterra Co-operative said on Sunday it had withdrawn milk powder under orders from the Sri Lankan authorities for showing traces of the toxic agricultural chemical dicyandiamide (DCD), although it disputed the accuracy of the testing. It said two batches of milk powder had been removed from shops last month after Sri Lanka’s ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong should 'work harder to ease cross-border tensions'

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by GRY CHEUNG, Tony Cheung

    ... and rule of law. "But a growing number of mainlanders are now unhappy with Hongkongers in the wake of limits on infant milk powder exports and the heavy stamp duty imposed on non-permanent residents buying property in Hong Kong," he said. A growing number of mainlanders are now unhappy with Hongkongers in the wake of limits on infant milk powder exports and the heavy stamp duty ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    Meiji baby milk powder found lacking biotin

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Health officials say level of biotin - needed for cell growth - is 50pc lower than it should be Meiji baby milk powder again found lacking Japanese brand Meiji has again been found producing baby milk formula that is nutritionally unsound for infants. The Centre for Food Safety yesterday said Meiji's "capsule" milk powder - which ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Tough new baby formula measures drive up prices on China's shopping websites

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 06:02pm by Ernest Kao

    ... by Taobao just one week after the ban, sales volumes of imported milk formula surged 13 per cent  and grew 12-fold from the same period last year. Similar two-can limits on baby formula have also ... Chinese were purchasing massive hauls of milk powder. ...

  9. News - China

    Chinese buyers trigger Australian baby milk run

    Posted Jan 03rd 2013, 06:49pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australian supermarkets and pharmacies were running out of popular baby formula on Thursday after unprecedented sales reportedly due to Chinese customers ... are suspicious of domestically produced milk following a major food safety scandal in 2008 in which six children died and 300,000 others fell ill after drinking milk tainted with the industrial chemical ...

  10. News - China

    Chinese dealers strip shelves of baby milk worldwide

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 02:34pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Blamed for empty shop shelves from Europe to Australia, networks of baby formula traffickers are shipping milk powder to Chinese parents fearful of local products, and working ever harder to meet demand. Chinese parents haunted by scandals involving poisoned baby milk will pay premium prices – three or four times as much as domestic brands ...




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