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  1. Milk powder from HK preferred

    Posted Apr 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the capital. She said it was cheaper and safer to buy milk powder in Hong Kong. A tin of Meiji milk powder, made in Japan, for a baby aged under 12 months, sells for 336 yuan in Beijing's Shin ... Yu Aitong Every two months, a box of 12 tins of milk powder is posted from Shenzhen to a mother in Beijing. Her eight-month-old daughter consumes at least five of the one-kilogram tins ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Food safety scepticism sets off warning bells

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Despite the jailing and execution of those responsible for the melamine-tainted milk powder scandal as well as the promise of heavy sanctions and further death sentences for violations ... milk powder and about the same percentage said they had serious doubts about food safety in China. Another survey conducted late last year showed that those in the age group under 25 were far ...

  4. Iodine for infants: ensuring they have the key nutrient

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... baby to another brand of formula? A: Different brands of formula have different dilution methods. Therefore, mixing two or more bands of milk powder is definitely not recommended. ... not give their children iodine supplements without medical advice. Mild cases may be treated by using iodised salt in food, or simply feeding babies more milk, egg yolks, kelp, seaweed ...

  5. Beijing bans 17 food additives

    Posted Dec 16th 2008, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... for fatal food scandals in recent years. In September, melamine was detected in infant milk powder produced by mainland company Sanlu, and later in other brands. The Health Ministry said at least six babies died of melamine-induced kidney problems after drinking milk formula, while 294,000 others throughout the country were affected. In May last year, the United States' Food ...

  6. Scandalous treatment for an aggrieved group

    Posted Jan 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... compensation plan for their children, who were sickened by infant milk powder contaminated by the industrial chemical. But they were taken away by police before they were able to speak out. Other ... These are ordinary people who have been traumatised by a man-made disaster that has ruined the health of their babies and for which many have become heavily in debt because of the high cost of medical ...

  7. Parents warned on milk formula

    Posted Aug 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei, Emily Tsang and Jennifer Ngo Hong Kong health chiefs have urged parents not to feed their babies two brands of Japanese milk formula after they were found to lack the vital nutrient iodine. The government is offering free check-ups for babies who have been fed the Wakodo and Morinaga brands to see if they suffer from iodine deficiency, which can harm the thyroid gland ...

  8. Another milk formula brand fails iodine test

    Posted Aug 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang, Michael Au and Kristie Wong Another Japanese baby milk brand, Meiji, has been found to contain too little of the nutrient iodine, the Centre for Food Safety said yesterday. Four samples of baby formula failed to meet World Health Organisation standards in tests by the centre: one under the Meiji brand, two from Morinaga and another from Wakodo. Other products ...

  9. Tainted milk official back in the party's good books

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... as an observer. He was removed from his positions for his 'leadership role' in covering up and not properly dealing with the milk scandal. At least six babies died and more than 300,000 children ... for the tens of thousands of families with babies hurt by the tainted milk. Over the past few years the public has been unhappy that many officials sacked over serious public incidents returned- some ...

  10. Melamine return a timely reminder

    Posted Jul 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Melamine is back. Tonnes of milk powder laced with the toxic industrial chemical were found during quality control testing in Gansu and Qinghai provinces. The scandal two years ago ... buy their milk powder from Hong Kong clearly do not think so, and this seizure vindicates their cautiousness. At heart, the issue for those parents is not deterrence; it is confidence ...




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