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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    New infant milk formula rules 'are not targeted at specific brands'

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 04:08am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Celine.sun@scmp.com Milk formula rules 'not targeted at specific brands' A new regulation restricting market access to 41 foreign infant milk formula manufacturers ... milk formula produced overseas to be registered with the nation's quality watchdog before it can be sold in the country. The first batch of approved formula manufacturers are from 13 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Health officials fail to emphasise importance of breastfeeding

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... product? Second, if you are unable to buy your preferred brand of formula, just switch brands. They are all equally inferior to breast milk, and the differences that various manufacturers push ... Health officials fail to emphasise importance of breastfeeding The baby formula saga rolls on, and as a public health researcher I have been waiting to see media coverage of someone from ...

  6. 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. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Infant formula crackdown a pointless overreaction

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by SELINA CHOW

    ... Selina Chow Selina Chow says infant milk limit is an overreaction and protectionist Needless crackdown on baby formula leaves a sour taste I arrived back in Hong Kong the other day, ... advertisement "Shopping in Hong Kong" that says "Shop till you drop in Hong Kong, but beware: no milk powder"? Or should it be "Beware: taking more than two cans of milk powder ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH CARE

    Chinese government places new limits on infant formula makers

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 08:45pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Shanghai Beijing seeks to curb influence of powdered milk companies in hospitals and promote breastfeeding among country's mothers Tighter limits on formula makers Beijing has intensified its crackdown on medical staff and tightened advertising rules for the infant-formula industry as companies including Danone face allegations they paid bribes to boost ...

  10. Nourishing the world one glass at a time

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 03:12pm

    ... infant-formula-quality milk powder ingredients. "We sense that customers want higher-quality dairy products," Wegner says. "Many products in Asia are rehydrated powders that probably lack as good ... taste the difference. "In countries with diet deficiencies, we are well-situated to provide milk as sustenance," says Jim Wegner, president and CEO. "As a company based ...




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