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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Concern groups push for urgent action to limit milk powder advertisements

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by LO WEI

    ... and a minority of professionals, particularly on the proposal that formula milk for children up to three years old should not be advertised. "In the following few months, I will be re-examining ... with about 3,000 signatures to Ko yesterday. The UN children's organisation wants the code to regulate advertisements on formula milk for children. As legislation took time, it would be better ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554952/concern-groups-push-urgent-action-limit-milk-powder-advertisements
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1150950/milk-ad-control-plan-formula-disagreement
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1148280/foster-breastfeeding-while-promoting-formula-advertising
  4. Comment - Letters

    Formula milk producers' association defends adverts

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by LETTER

    ... aims to curb formula producers' outrageous claims", November 28) and Maggie Holmes ("Health benefits of breast milk are obvious", December 4), in order to clarify some misconceptions. We would like to stress that the association has always supported the idea that breast milk is the best food for infants and that quality formula is the only safe alternative to breast ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1098429/formula-milk-producers-association-defends-adverts
  5. Comment - Letters

    Promotion of formula milk undermines breastfeeding initiative

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 03:59am by LETTERS

    ... breastfeeding. As a result, mothers encounter unwarranted pressure from all angles. According to the Department of Health, HK$1.6 billion was spent on advertising and promotion of formula milk in 2011. ... Promotion of formula milk undermines breastfeeding initiative We cannot agree more with your editorial " Nursing mothers need more help " (June 10), which called for more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1537009/promotion-formula-milk-undermines-breastfeeding-initiative
  6. Curbs urged on baby formula advertising

    Posted Jul 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The legislation brought the country in line with international standards. The regulations ban the advertising of formula milk for babies younger than six months of age- a period during which the WHO ... Vivien Cui The mainland should step up enforcement of a ban on advertising and marketing of breast milk substitutes, a Ministry of Health official has said. Yang Qing, head ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/464071/curbs-urged-baby-formula-advertising
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Breast milk 'best for preventing infections'

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 04:02am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... of the advertisements make ungrounded claims," said Dr Patrick Ip, an associate professor of paediatrics at HKU. "The mother's milk is a tailor-made formula … No matter what is put into formula ... Bureau is due to announce on Monday the findings of a consultation on a voluntary code of conduct for formula advertising. The study on the 1997 children found that just 6 per cent of mothers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556480/breast-milk-best-preventing-infections
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Limits urged on baby formula adverts

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Advocates urge limits on formula adverts Excessive advertising of infant milk formulas could be curbed if breastfeeding associations can persuade the government to legislate an advertising code. Parents and breastfeeding advocates are upset by what they see as brainwashing over the benefits of formula. Advertisements for milk formula "are sent to me via ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1084997/limits-urged-baby-formula-adverts
  9. Comment - Letters

    Controls on formula ads long overdue

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Association, aka the manufacturers of formula milk, in the S outh China Morning Post, on November 23. Finally the Hong Kong government is proposing steps to restrict their completely inappropriate ... the Hong Kong Code of Marketing and Quality of Formula Milk and Related Products, and Food Products for Infants & Young Children, does from their advert. They state ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1092502/controls-formula-ads-long-overdue
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Government says no law regulating false milk ads until 2013

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com No squeeze on false milk ads until 2013 The government will not even begin to consider regulating advertisements falsely claiming that formula milk can ... are mislead by advertisements which tell them milk formula is better for their children. This practice should be regulated by the government." Dr Kwok Ka-ki, from the Civic Party, agreed. "I ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1086898/government-says-no-law-regulating-false-milk-ads-until-2013

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