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  1. Government rules out infant formula outlets

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Leung said that the supply of baby formula increased by 57 per cent between 2008 and 2010, while the number of infants rose just 12 per cent in the same period. He added that the Consumer ... there might be a shortage of certain brands of baby formula after the earthquake in Japan, feeding infants different brands did not cause them any problems, he said. The government had already ...

  2. 7 in 10 mothers use infant formula

    Posted Jan 17th 2011, 12:00am by Mandy Zhou

    ... milk, 70 per cent of them fed their babies infant formula in the first six months, because of insufficient milk supply or work commitments. Ellis Hon Kam-lun, a paediatrics professor at Chinese University, said parents often choose the most nutritious formula powder regardless of their babies' weight and height. A clinical study of Asian infants found human milk contains 11-12 grams ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. Mother's milk the best formula for health

    Posted Feb 14th 2011, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... the recent milk powder shortage, it is clear that infant formula is still viewed as a necessity for babies. Why have we grown so reliant on it? Few people in Hong Kong of child-bearing age were breastfed themselves. In the 1960s and 1970s, formula was seen as a Western scientific wonder and breastfeeding was only for the poor. The mentality has stuck. Yes, breastfeeding is one of those ...

  5. Shortage of infant milk causes stir

    Posted Feb 15th 2011, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Angry parents have joined calls for a departure tax on people who take unused supplies of infant formula out of Hong Kong. They also want the government to set a limit on how many ... 600 residents in the northern New Territories, most of them parents and newlyweds, had signed his petition for a tax on infant formula leaving Hong Kong, Wong said. Among them is a Fanling ...

  6. Price of baby formula soaring, survey finds

    Posted Mar 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It's expensive, but I had to buy it because I didn't know when I would be able to find the next can.' Infant formula that once sold for HK$100 can cost HK$250 to HK$400 a can, ... Lo Wei When it comes to buying brand-name baby formula that is in short supply, being a well-connected district councillor is no help at all. Nearly three months after becoming a father, ...

  7. 70pc wary of domestic baby formula after dairy scandal

    Posted Mar 01st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan More than two-thirds of consumers are wary of mainland brands of infant formula following the melamine-tainted-milk scandal three years ago, a survey by China Central Television ... formula. The shops sold more than 30 types of infant formula, CCTV reported, with 70 per cent imported. The preference for foreign formula has seen mainlanders flock to Hong Kong and Macau ...

  8. New curbs on ads for baby milk formula

    Posted Nov 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Zhuang.pinghui@scmp.com Beijing is considering tightening restrictions on sales promotions and advertising for baby formula designed for infants younger than six months ... 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 ...

  9. Ban on free milk formula samples for newborns

    Posted Oct 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... be limited because of the similar packaging used on milk formula for babies and infants. 'Most people can't tell the difference. When they watch ads for infants' milk formula ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Giving out free samples of milk formula for newborns will be banned under a new code of practice drawn up by manufacturers, an industry association said yesterday. ...

  10. Baby bottles made with chemical BPA banned

    Posted Jun 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Beijing is banning baby bottles made with the chemical bisphenol A for fear that it may be harmful to infants, according to a government notice ... posed a health threat. But officials were taking precautions pending more tests on the substance to protect infants, as they could be more vulnerable because of prolonged contact with milk ...




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