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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Mainland Chinese mothers still back Hong Kong milk products as best for baby

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang, Celine Sun

    ... Kong and on the mainland. Health sector lawmaker Dr Leung Ka-lau said the urge mainlanders had to buy dairy products in Hong Kong was due to a "crisis of confidence" over Chinese milk ... Emily Tsang and Celine Sun Despite tests showing little difference in content, confidence in mainland products is still lacking Mums say HK still best for milk buys Mainland mothers still ...

  2. News - China

    Nestle, Danone to cut Chinese infant milk prices amid probe

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 09:08am by Reuters

    ... investigated by the NDRC. Analysts see the probe as possibly part of a broader Chinese plan to boost consumption of local infant milk products. Mothers turned away from Chinese milk powder in 2008 when ... is practically forcing Chinese children to drink locally made milk,” said one Weibo user. “It’s really shameful that we can’t produce good milk and now we are preventing others from selling it.” ...

  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese state media use foreign dairy scandal to defend local brands

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... may cause respiratory failure. The finding also prompted Danone to recall 12 batches of Dumex baby formula on Sunday. The food-safety scandal came amid Chinese authorities' determination to reclaim market share lost to foreign makers of baby formula, stemming from a melamine-tainted milk scandal in 2008 that killed six children and made ill more than 300,000 others. Confidence among ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Mainland Chinese urged to drink more milk as part of national nutrition plan

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 03:48am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Milk to play bigger role in national nutrition plan Mainlanders will be urged to drink more milk and get fewer calories from traditional staples in a national plan to improve food supply and nutrition. China's dairy industry has yet to fully regain the confidence of consumers following a 2008 scandal in which dairy supplies were adulterated ...

  5. Comment - Blogs

    The Chinese milk scandal: Why did some children die and some live?

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 02:46pm by Christy Choi

    ... in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Four years after the scandal, concerns over food safety in China continues, and demand for milk powder imported from Hong Kong, where safety standards ... and others lived after drinking milk tainted with the chemical in 2008. In a study on rats, scientists at the University of North Carolina Greensboro and the Shanghai Jiaotong University found ...

  6. News - China

    Study backs Chinese-made milk powder brands

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

    ... 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 ... 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 ...

  7. News - China

    New Zealand milk scare dents China's belief in foreign brands

    Posted Aug 06th 2013, 09:08pm by AP

    ... knew what they are doing. They just wanted to make money.” While angry at Fonterra for taking several months to identify the contamination problem, Zhu said she wouldn’t switch to Chinese milk for her six-week-old baby. “I just have no sense of confidence in Chinese milk.” Fonterra, the world’s largest dairy exporter, announced on Saturday that hundreds of tons of infant formula, sports ...

  8. News - China

    China promotes breast-feeding amid tainted milk scare

    Posted Aug 09th 2013, 08:50pm by AP

    ... sickened due to Chinese-produced milk that was tainted with the industrial chemical melamine. But confidence in foreign supplies was shaken this week after Beijing ordered a recall of formula from ... and the government are trying to revive the practice, and a drumbeat of safety scares over commercially produced milk is giving them new leverage. Visitors to internet forums for new parents are posting ...

  9. Business - Companies

    China orders Abbott recall on milk scare

    Posted Aug 06th 2013, 12:13pm by AFP

    ... the relevant products to protect the health of Chinese consumers,” said the statement. The formula, intended for children aged between one and three, was produced by Fonterra on May 2 for a Shanghai subsidiary of Abbott, it added. Fonterra revealed at the weekend that a whey product used to make baby milk and soft drinks had been contaminated with the bacteria. The company has blamed ...

  10. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Why Chinese parents pay more for infant formula

    Posted Sep 09th 2013, 12:00am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... HK$298 in Hong Kong, but only HK$180 in Thailand. The difference stems from widespread distrust of locally produced infant formula after a number of health scandals on the mainland. Foreign-made ... This only pushed the trade elsewhere, with supermarkets and pharmacies in Europe soon noticing empty shelves and increased interest from Chinese visitors. Some European supermarket chains have since ...




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