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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese firm offers baby milk insurance after food safety scandals

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 06:34pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters A Chinese retailer is offering insurance to customers who buy infant milk powder, highlighting the lengths to which companies are going to address concerns about food safety ... Pharmacies in Hong Kong, where food safety regulations are perceived to be more stringent, saw a run on baby formula following the scandal and many Chinese still travel into the city, a special ...

  2. Business - Companies - AGRICULTURE

    Bumper Chinese milk stocks hammer dairy prices

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:15pm by Reuters

    ... Much of the blame for plummeting prices has been linked to a surge in Chinese imports of milk powder in the second half of last year following a series of food scandals and supply worries. ... to get through at the same time as domestic production has improved." Milk powder is a highly sensitive topic in China after a scandal in 2008 when melamine added to baby milk killed ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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.” ...

  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 - 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 ...

  8. News - China - FOOD SCANDAL

    KFC owner admits China rotten food scandal causing ‘significant’ damage to sales

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 12:04pm

    ... and Pizza Hut restaurant chains said on Thursday that a food safety scandal in China has hurt sales and might be severe enough to cut into the company’s global profit. Yum Brands, in a filing ... this year’s profit. The scandal erupted last week when a Shanghai television station reported that Husi, owned by the US-owned OSI Group, repackaged old beef and chicken and sold it to KFC ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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