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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. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Baby-milk scandal a 'lesson in blood'

    Posted May 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin Wu Yi warns officials will be held accountable The country has learned a 'lesson written in blood' from the substandard milk powder scandal in Anhui province which ... and sales, and warned officials that they would be held responsible for future mishaps under their watch. 'The incident involving substandard milk powder in Fuyang city in Anhui province has ...

  7. Firm accused of recycling tainted milk powder

    Posted Sep 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Concerns over the safety of mainland baby formula deepened yesterday after official media claimed that a major dairy firm secretly recycled milk powder tainted with melamine ... than 300,000 children fell ill and at least six died after drinking melamine-tainted baby formula. Twenty-two dairy companies, including Yashily, were found to have used tainted milk powder ...

  8. 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,' ...

  9. Adding chemicals to milk common: insiders

    Posted Sep 19th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... is not limited to baby formula; all milk products are the same. Babies show symptoms quickly because they only drink milk and they are small.' Another source said there was such a big market ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Melamine is just one of the many chemicals that agents add to raw milk to pass quality tests, industry insiders say. The most common additives to raw milk were ...

  10. Ways to fight baby formula shortage

    Posted Feb 28th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... more, but I don't agree. Families in Hong Kong face a shortage of milk powder after mainlanders snapped up tonnes during the Lunar New Year. A well-known brand that accounts for up to 50 ... a tax should be imposed on milk powder. That would help deter mainlanders from coming to the city to buy it. What's more, the government should impose a limit on how much milk powder each ...




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