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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. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. New curbs on ads for baby milk formula

    Posted Nov 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on infant formula,' said Dale Rutstein, chief of communications for the United Nation's Children Fund in China. 'Our biggest concern is that the advertising of breast-milk substitutes is very aggressive.' Infant formula makers advertise 'very seductive' claims about breast-milk substitutes, Rutstein said. Some even imply that children fed the powder will become ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Milk-formula makers oppose plan to make Hong Kong regulatory code voluntary

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Formula makers slam voluntary code Six makers of top formula-milk brands, including Mead Johnson Nutrition and Wyeth, have slammed as "ineffective" ... that requires all companies to abide by the same rules. The government proposes banning marketing for all formula milk meant for children of up to three years old, and getting the Centre for Food Safety ...

  7. Formula makers eye ads code

    Posted Jul 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Months after pharmacists criticised the accuracy of milk-formula advertisements, six major manufacturers have joined up to draft a code of practice governing ... advertising for breast-milk substitutes, manufacturers could get around this by advertising infant formulas instead of baby formulas, Hong Kong Breastfeeding Mothers' Association vice chairwoman ...

  8. Pharmacists warn on infant formula claims

    Posted Apr 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei Many milk formula advertisements that claim the products can speed up babies' development and make them smarter are exaggerated, pharmacists warn. The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Hong Kong released a report yesterday that analysed health claims made by seven popular milk formula brands sold in Hong Kong and found most of them had no scientific basis. ...

  9. New rules to curb baby milk adverts

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes, issued in 1981 by the World Health Organisation, calls for advertising of infant formula, baby food, beverages and feeding utensils to be banned. At least 32 ... brands sold in Hong Kong. Lawmaker Fred Li Wah-ming, the Democratic Party's spokesman on consumer affairs, said milk formula manufacturers should be banned from advertising their products ...

  10. Forget baby milk ads, focus on supply, watchdog says

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... said all formula milk advertisements were reviewed by the appropriate regulators before broadcast, and they had been deemed as accurate and appropriate. Separately, a Consumer Council test ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com When it comes to choosing baby formula milk, parents should focus on the stability of the supply rather than the manufacturers' descriptions of ingredients, ...




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