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  1. News - Hong Kong - PARALLEL TRADING

    Parallel trading of baby milk formula still rampant despite Hong Kong restrictions

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... restrictions on exporting baby milk formula, with traders mobilising a large number of travellers to beat the two-tin limit. A check of the mainland side of the Lo Wu border checkpoint at the weekend found several dozen traders with trolleys full of milk powder. They were collecting different brands and handing out cash to travellers. One trader hinted that they were selling their products ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How fair is China's crackdown on anti-monopoly behaviour?

    Posted Aug 09th 2013, 12:00am by John Gong

    ... from melamine milk to leather milk and other chemical formulations that are beyond people's imagination. The dairy industry is so sick that consumers in China have totally abandoned ... muscle with private enterprises, especially foreign multinationals operating in China. The record fines this week imposed on six producers of infant milk formula illustrate this. Companies ...

  3. News - China

    Study backs Chinese-made milk powder brands

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:22pm by Chris Luo

    ... found in plastics and glue. The scandal sickened 300,000 babies and resulted in six premature deaths. The milk powder endorsement by the leading dairy industrial association comes as mainland ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Research to allay milk powder concerns Chinese-made milk powder is better in quality and half the price of imported products, said the national dairy ...

  4. Business - Companies - MILK POWDER

    China fines milk powder makers US$110m for price-fixing

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 08:11am by Reuters

    ... of expectations around implementing pricing policies,” Kelvin Wickham, president of Fonterra Greater China and India, said in a statement. Fonterra is embroiled in a separate milk powder contamination ... for the granting of licences for milk powder production, including requiring producers to have their own controlled milk sources and research and development capabilities. In a statement late on Tuesday, ...

  5. Comment - Blogs - FOOD SAFETY

    Is rice the new 'milk powder' for Hong Kong/China cross-border tensions?

    Posted May 21st 2013, 01:47pm by Ernest Kao

    ... melamine-tainted milk powder affected an estimated 300,000 people on the mainland and hospitalised 50,000 babies, six of whom were eventually killed. Until the cadmium-tainted rice scandal reaches a health ... export limit on milk powder. Fears about rice becoming the next scarce resource began spreading on the mainland after cadmium was found in half of the rice products in Guangzhou last week.  ...

  6. Business - Companies - FOOD

    Probe puts foreign milk powder prices in spotlight

    Posted Jul 13th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... foreign milk powder prices in spotlight Foreign baby formula manufacturers are under pressure to lower prices after the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) launched an investigation ... government said led to hoarding in some cities. The exact allegations and scope of this month's milk-powder investigation are hard to pin down, said Kent Kedl, managing director for Greater ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - PARALLEL TRADING

    Police intervene as tempers rise over milk formula trade

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by ADA LEE AND JOLIE HO

    ... Hong Kong to two cans, or 1.8kg, of milk powder. The measure is expected to take effect as soon as this month. A 24-hour government hotline set up for parents to place orders for seven major ... Friday's announcement. "Hong Kong mothers now know they can call the government hotline to reserve powder milk, while some mainlanders thought the measure took effect from today," Mok ...

  8. Business - Companies - REGULATION

    Fines point to more action over baby milk by China watchdog

    Posted Aug 09th 2013, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang denise.tsang@scmp.com Penalties imposed over price fixing by baby milk powder producers show NDRC is ready to tighten antitrust enforcement on the mainland Fines point to more ... said a 900 gram can of Mead Johnson baby formula now costs 200 yuan, compared with 178 yuan for a similar can of Yili baby milk powder, a domestic brand. "I buy baby milk powder from ...

  9. Beware of palm oil in baby milk formula, parents told

    Posted Dec 21st 2005, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... Judy Ngao Parents have been advised to avoid baby milk powder containing a fat that can affect the growth of infants. This follows a survey that showed most parents were not sure ... director of consultant company Health Link Promotions, which conducted the survey in October and November, said: 'The use of palm oil in milk powder can greatly affect babies' calcium ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    No plans to lift powdered baby formula restriction, says minister

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 07:48pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... to the tourists after one of them demanded an apology from Hong Kong officials. On Tuesday, Ko said officials would work toward clearly defining what is mean by ‘powdered milk formula’ to avoid similar ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com Health secretary Dr Ko Wing-man on Tuesday rejected suggestions Hong Kong would soon lift a newly imposed restriction on the exports of infant milk ...




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