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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. Imported baby milk powder falls foul of labelling law

    Posted Feb 17th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Three imported brands of infant milk powder have breached food-labelling laws because of a failure to list all the ingredients in Chinese or English, the Consumer Council ... and Labelling) Regulations, prepackaged foods, including baby milk formula, must be marked in Chinese or English with the product name, list of ingredients and additives, special conditions for storage ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong fails to promote breast milk even amid formula shortage

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by Hazel Knowles

    ... Hazel Knowles Formula makers exploiting shortage to directly market to mothers, breastfeeding advocate says Breast milk promotion chance wasted The government has been accused ... mothers secure formula milk actually assisted manufacturers in promoting their products and gave them direct access to mothers. The measures also had the effect of making infant formula appear ...

  4. Hospital gave newborns wrong milk powder

    Posted Oct 29th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Tsuen Wan Adventist Hospital is investigating why 17 newborn babies were given an unsuitable milk powder formula in promotional gift sets from a US pharmaceutical company. A batch of 400-gram Wyeth Progress Gold sets containing powder intended for children aged one to three were distributed to the babies from October 19 to 24, a hospital spokeswoman said. ...

  5. Check milk powder ads, watchdog urged

    Posted Dec 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng A group of professionals and agencies concerned with children's rights is urging the Broadcasting Authority to monitor advertisements for baby milk powder because of what they say is the prevalence of misleading information. Many parents rely on television commercials to choose the brand of milk powder for their baby but manufacturers' claims over ingredients ...

  6. Baby health scare a test for new super ministry

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

    ... unusual kidney stones in babies to a milk powder has spread from Gansu in the northwest to at least six more provinces. One baby has died and Gansu health authorities say they have had 59 cases of kidney stones in infants so far this year compared with none last year or the year before. Doctors and parents suspect they could be the result of babies being fed the same brand of milk formula. ...

  7. Tainted milk feared to have killed another baby

    Posted Jan 09th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... was due to the milk powder. Authorities are testing samples of the formula fed to the baby, and samples of the same brand taken from the shop where it was bought. Last year, formula produced by 22 ... formula. 'We sent the milk powder samples to the Zhejiang Quality and Technical Supervision Bureau for inspection on the evening of the baby's death, and are waiting for the result,' ...

  8. Breastfeeding on the rise but still below international norms

    Posted Jul 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... feed their babies on just breast milk for the first six months,' she said. Tang added that some mothers thought breast milk could be replaced with milk powder, some even believed that milk ... shows. Of 2,500 mothers surveyed in 2008 by the Department of Health, 12.7 per cent said they fed their babies only breast milk continuously for six months, compared to only 5.8 per cent in 1998. ...

  9. Infants are dying from poor-quality baby milk

    Posted Apr 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... parents of 13 babies suffering from malnutrition sent us the milk powder they had used to feed their babies with, and we found it contained as little as 0.45 per cent protein, far less than ... were so weak they died. The culprit, say the doctors in Fuyang, was substandard baby milk formula that contained almost no protein. Furthermore, watchdogs lack the funding to check the quality ...

  10. Melamine in 31 more milk powders, widening scandal

    Posted Oct 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu New tests by the national food quality watchdog have detected the toxic chemical melamine in 31 milk powder products from 20 mainland manufacturers. Of the companies, 15 had ... dilute milk to make more money, and add melamine to the diluted milk to allow it pass tests for protein content. The practice has led to the deaths of at least four babies on the mainland ...




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