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  1. Baby milk powder shortage eased by increase in price and supplies

    Posted May 23rd 2008, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan A shortage of baby milk powder has been eased by higher prices and added supply, a business group says. Lau Oi-kwok, chairman of the General Chamber of Pharmacy, said ... by selling the milk powder back on the mainland... The price increase has deterred such behaviour.' But he expressed concern that retailers, especially pharmacies, still had to observe quotas ...

  2. Milk powder firms will home-deliver baby formula

    Posted Feb 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Ada Lee, Peter So

    ... Peter So and Ada Lee Three baby milk formula manufacturers have pledged to home-deliver up to three cans of milk formula to parents of babies who cannot find it in Hong Kong stores. Mead ... representatives and Democratic Party lawmaker Fred Li Wah-ming yesterday. It followed a claim from angry parents they have not been able to buy enough milk formula for their babies in recent months ...

  3. Producers boost supply of baby milk powder

    Posted Mar 27th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Pharmaceutical companies say there is no shortage of baby milk powder in the stores, even though demand from shoppers has increased sharply. Pingo Luk Yip-shing, general manager of Abbott Nutrition, said the demand for baby milk powder had been rising for six months, so the manufacturer had increased supplies by 20 per cent to 30 per cent from the last quarter ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Bad milk powder in Shenzhen

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

    ... Chan Siu-sin Authorities in cities including Shenzhen and Zhuhai have seized hundreds of bags of substandard milk powder following the deaths of at least 13 Anhui babies who were fed weak ... more than 140 bags of blacklisted milk powder from a supermarket on Thursday, Xinhua reported. A day earlier in Zhuhai, the Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine ...

  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. Testing system for milk powder fails villagers

    Posted May 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the substandard milk powder until it had been linked to the deaths of 13 babies and the malnourishment of 158. On April 21 this year, after more complaints from parents and a national broadcast on CCTV, authorities distributed a list of 45 brands of substandard milk powder. Babies who had been fed the formula had swollen heads and cheeks from fluid retention, but the rest of their bodies were ...

  9. Delivery of baby formula put on hold

    Posted Sep 14th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... use and the receiver had to provide a medical document stating why the baby needed that brand of imported milk powder. Last summer some mainland farmers were discovered to have added melamine to milk to give the appearance of higher protein levels. Babies given the contaminated milk powder developed kidney stones. More than 300,000 children became ill and at least six died. Many ...

  10. Tainted milk powder criminals held

    Posted Jan 14th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Police detained almost 100 people for recycling melamine-tainted milk powder, which was supposed to have been destroyed two years ago, according to state media. The Food Safety Commission Office of the State Council said authorities investigated 40 cases involving tainted milk and seized 2,132 tonnes of milk powder, which were either contaminated milk powder left ...




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