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  1. Fears number of infants in tainted-milk scandal will rise

    Posted Sep 17th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam, Raymond Li

    ... the scandal broke. Ms Chen said her eight-month-old baby would not have developed the condition had the tainted products been recalled earlier. 'My daughter was fed Sanlu infant formula for six ... Fonterra, dominates the infant formula market in rural areas, where farmer and migrant workers often find milk powder is easier than breastfeeding. Some believe it is healthier. Beijing has called ...

  2. Free care denied babies despite decree

    Posted Sep 16th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Mainland hospitals have yet to implement a State Council order to provide free treatment to the babies who fell ill after drinking contaminated infant formula produced ... In one of the calls that lawyer Zheng Jineng received, the report said, the parents complained that their child had died after he developed kidney stones from consuming Sanlu infant formula ...

  3. Foreign formula pours in

    Posted Sep 19th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Soaring demand from middle-class mainland parents hoping to pay less for imported infant formula is boosting cross-border milk-powder shipping from Hong Kong into the Pearl River Delta. At the same time, supermarkets are struggling to replace infant food made by blacklisted dairy firms. Couriers buying low-duty imported milk powder from Hong Kong and reselling ...

  4. Baby formula scandal raises new questions about food standards

    Posted Sep 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu The infant formula at the centre of a scandal that has left dozens of babies in seven provinces with kidney stones and renal failure has further dented mainland parents' ... there are so many reports of poor quality and fake formula.' Fears about mainland milk powder are still fresh in many parents' minds, just four years after an infant-formula scandal ...

  5. Formula milk firms defend hospital freebies

    Posted Oct 14th 2008, 12:00am by Hazel Parry

    ... the authority with infant formula at no cost but said it was done only at the authority's request. 'Article 6.6 of the WHO Code permits free supplies of formula to hospitals on request,' ... Hazel Parry Formula milk companies accused of breaking a World Health Organisation code have defended their actions in handing out free breast milk substitutes to hospitals. The Post ...

  6. Hubei officials deny baby's death linked to tainted formula

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Hubei's health bureau has denied that an 11-month-old baby girl's death was linked to the melamine-tainted milk formula she had drunk for eight months. And health ... sufficient to cause the death. He said experts believed the infant died from diarrhoea and myocarditis [inflammation of the heart] according to her symptoms. But he admitted that the conclusion came ...

  7. Parents face bigger formula bills as shortages force up dairy prices

    Posted Jan 08th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... months. Some brands were in short supply, while stocks of others, especially formulas for infants and toddlers under three, had run out. A mother was quoted as saying she could not find her ...

  8. Thousands of mainland mothers flock to HK for imported formula

    Posted Sep 17th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... factories. But imported formula is out of the reach of almost all the families of children admitted to Shenzhen hospitals with kidney stones. The parents of the eight children diagnosed with kidney stones are struggling migrant workers from Anhui, Henan, Hunan and Sichuan. One of the mothers, 26-year-old Lin Ying, said the family's spending on infant formula could rise from 500 yuan ...

  9. Tests find tainted baby milk at 21 more firms

    Posted Sep 17th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... and leaving more than 1,200 ill was found in infant formula made by another 21 companies. The central government ordered an immediate halt to the sale of all baby milk products by 22 companies, which ... and Quarantine's testing found melamine contamination in baby formula made by 22 out of 109 mainland manufacturers of infant milk products. The watchdog tested 491 batches of formula from the 109 firms ...

  10. Tainted baby-milk powder triggers recall

    Posted Sep 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu The mainland's biggest infant milk powder maker said yesterday it would recall all its formula products after more babies who were fed its milk had fallen ill with kidney stones. One baby has died. Sanlu Group, which is based in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, issued an urgent notice last night saying it found the chemical tripolycyanamide in its infant formula ...




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