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  1. Baby milk powder firm calls for ban on adverts

    Posted Jun 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com A leading milk powder maker has hit out at the government's plan to introduce a voluntary code to discourage advertisers from exaggerating the benefits of infant formula. Instead, Mead Johnson Nutrition wants to see legislation that would ban advertising of milk powder for children younger than six months. Peter Van Dael, a Mead Johnson ...

  2. Before babies hit the bottle

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... afternoon, but gave up because it was too painful. 'I had to ask the nurse to give my baby formula milk,' she says. 'The nurse warned me that it wasn't easy to switch back once a baby has had milk powder, but I just couldn't go on, so she told me to try later, when I got home.' But by then it was too late. Her daughter had already been drinking formula for two ...

  3. Formula 'not cause of breasts on babies'

    Posted Aug 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... recalled worldwide in 2008 after melamine had been found added to raw milk to make it appear richer in protein. More than 300,000 babies were diagnosed with kidney problems. In the latest case, the ministry said it had tested 42 samples of milk powder from Shandong-based, Nasdaq-listed Synutra, including one provided by the family of one of the three girls. Laboratory tests found no traces ...

  4. 7 in 10 mothers use infant formula

    Posted Jan 17th 2011, 12:00am by Mandy Zhou

    ... University, said parents often choose the most nutritious formula powder regardless of their babies' weight and height. A clinical study of Asian infants found human milk contains 11-12 grams ... Mandy Zhou Seven in 10 mothers choose formula powder instead of breast-feeding their babies, and many are unclear about the long-term impact of early nutrition, a survey found. Only 30 per ...

  5. Powders and potions

    Posted Feb 01st 2009, 12:00am by Daniel Jeffreys

    ... powder companies have flooded the Philippines with advertising in recent years to persuade mothers that formula is better than breast milk, claiming that powder 'builds better babies ... on baby milk powder, which ranked third in the list of consumer products in the country when measured by sales. Until last year, when new regulations came into force, baby formula companies spent ...

  6. Earthquake shakes up baby formula delivery chain

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... worry is the supply of baby formula. The author of this column has no children but many of her friends have babies. Since the melamine-tainted milk powder scandal in China, mainlanders have ... in recent months have shown that 70 per cent of mainland citizens will not buy mainland-made milk powder and about the same percentage said they had serious doubts about food safety across ...

  7. Baby formula scandal raises new questions about food standards

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

    ... confidence- already low- in the domestic food industry. Questions about Sanlu milk powder were headline news yesterday. Sanlu is a leading mainland dairy brand that has advertised extensively ... there are so many reports of poor quality and fake formula.' Fears about mainland milk powder are still fresh in many parents' minds, just four years after an infant-formula scandal ...

  8. Mothers return to nature for milk

    Posted Sep 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... centres, the rate is about 60 per cent, while in rural areas, where migrant working mothers are swayed by milk-powder promotions in the cities, the rate is even lower. Advertisements have bombarded ... possibly sponsored by the formula business, supply them with free powdered milk. A 30-year-old mother said she had to give up breastfeeding in her son's third month because she did not know ...

  9. Watch on milk powder products sold online

    Posted Nov 18th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong The government would keep a close eye on milk powder products sold online, the secretary for food and health said. Dr York Chow Yat-ngok said the Department of Health would sample products entering the city. 'After the melamine-tainted milk scandal, we have urged milk producers to insert proper labels on constituents, and expiry date on the products,' he ...

  10. Baby milk legislation to be speeded up

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com The government will speed up legislation to close loopholes that exempt baby food from nutrition-labelling rules in the wake of tests that showed two brands of Japanese baby formula lacked a nutrient vital to brain development. But it has not set a timetable for the new rules, despite concern over Centre for Food Safety tests that showed two ...




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