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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1148280/foster-breastfeeding-while-promoting-formula-advertising
  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 - 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
  4. 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
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Limits urged on baby formula adverts

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

    ... 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 samples, SMS, e-mail, catalogues, Facebook, games ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1084997/limits-urged-baby-formula-adverts
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1295906/fonterra-pulls-dcd-milk-powder-sri-lanka-disputes-test
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong fails to promote breast milk even amid formula shortage

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

    ... the furore over shortages of infant formula. One breastfeeding advocacy group said a special hotline and other measures aimed at helping local mothers secure formula milk actually assisted ... mothers with their advertising," Holmes said. "Meanwhile, the formula companies look like heroes for stepping in and solving a problem. They must be so delighted." La Leche ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1230302/hong-kong-fails-promote-breast-milk-even-amid-formula-shortage
  10. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1295664/nz-trade-body-calls-more-milk-data

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