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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Foster breastfeeding while promoting formula advertising code

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... manufacturers of baby milk formula have cited economic freedom in their resistance to some aspects of a voluntary advertising code. These include prominent health warnings, such as the need to use very ... the second warning doesn't apply to all formula milk. Moves to adopt a code gathered momentum after several Japanese brands were found to lack essential nutrients. It is important ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ADVERTISING

    Milk ad control plan a formula for disagreement

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by TARA JENKINS AND KAREN PITTAR

    ... to establish laws on marketing practices, labelling and quality standards for baby milk. But the issue has formula manufacturers up in arms, because a blanket ban on advertising all formula removes ... their choices, and that banning advertisements and the release of information about milk formula for children under the age of three will not help to raise the breastfeeding rate. Their studies found ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong fails to promote breast milk even amid formula shortage

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by Hazel Knowles

    ... Hazel Knowles Formula makers exploiting shortage to directly market to mothers, breastfeeding advocate says Breast milk promotion chance wasted The government has been accused ... mothers secure formula milk actually assisted manufacturers in promoting their products and gave them direct access to mothers. The measures also had the effect of making infant formula appear ...

  4. News - China

    Guangzhou woman's 148 cans of milk formula beats Hong Kong curb

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:26pm by Peony Lui

    ... and stop... ‘robbing’ - from the outside.” Some said that the post was probably written by baby milk formula retailers. Mister_George said: “I suspect this is an advertisement after looking through ... Peony Lui Photos of haul appear on Weibo Strong opinions were exchanged on Sina Weibo after a Guangzhou woman bought 148 cans of baby milk formula from Hong Kong supermarkets ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Doing what's best for baby- not milk formula companies

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... adopting a code to regulate milk formula advertising are finally progressing, not least since the revelation last year that several Japanese brands, available in Hong Kong on the unofficial, ... that substances such as AA, DHA and ARA that are often mentioned in formula adverts have the effect the advertising claims. Dr Robert Scherpbier, head of health for Unicef China, said breast milk ...

  6. News - Asia - FOOD SAFETY

    Fonterra pulls ‘DCD’ milk powder in Sri Lanka, disputes test

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 04:53pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Wellington New Zealand-based dairy giant Fonterra Co-operative said on Sunday it had withdrawn milk powder under orders from the Sri Lankan authorities for showing traces of the toxic agricultural chemical dicyandiamide (DCD), although it disputed the accuracy of the testing. It said two batches of milk powder had been removed from shops last month after Sri Lanka’s ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    New Zealand trade body calls for more milk data

    Posted Aug 10th 2013, 12:00am by DANNY LEE

    ... the source of any future incidents surrounding the safety or quality of milk formula. "I think there may [in future] be some clarity in advertising around where the infant formula ... for more milk data The chairman of New Zealand's chamber of commerce in Hong Kong has called for greater transparency about the supply chain for cans of infant formula on sale in the city. ...

  8. News - China

    Chinese dealers strip shelves of baby milk worldwide

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 02:34pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Blamed for empty shop shelves from Europe to Australia, networks of baby formula traffickers are shipping milk powder to Chinese parents fearful of local ... – for formula from Europe, where stores are limiting sales in the wake of the shortages. Even the Chinese buyers are complaining. “Its getting harder to find milk powder, for each box I have to walk ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Baby milk marketing ban a blunt weapon that will hurt Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... The proposed advertising ban on infant formula milk sets a dangerous precedent of government over-intervention. This drastic measure will endanger consumer access to information and commercial freedom of speech, both of which are cornerstones of Hong Kong's free market competitiveness. The draft Hong Kong Code of Marketing of Formula Milk seeks to ban all marketing ...

  10. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Why Chinese parents pay more for infant formula

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

    ... with multiple middlemen, kickbacks, advertising and fees to get on to supermarket shelves. To maintain margins, international formula suppliers have to cut back on their marketing or raise prices ... deals Infant formula prices still very hard to swallow To the delight of parents across the mainland, recent fines imposed by the National Development and Reform Commission on six international ...




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