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  1. 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 ... imported infant milk formula brands sold in China have been approved," said Song Liang, a senior dairy industry analyst at the Distribution Productivity Promotion Centre of China Commerce ...

  2. News - China - ECONOMY

    Chinese entrepreneurs milk Germany's supply

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 06:25pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... is already Germany’s largest costumer of milk products outside Europe. “Chinese demand is driven by pasteurised milk and infant formula”, said Frank Feuerriegel, from the North Rhine-Westphalia dairy ... such as Berlin, Frankfurt and Cologne had run out of infant formula. “We neither sell nor export to the Chinese,” Stefan Stohl, a spokesperson of Milupa, a German producer of infant formula told ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Infant formula row a reminder of the value of an open society

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Stephen Vines says doubt lingers on mainland after melamine cover-up Formula row a reminder of the value of an open society The best way to understand the real lesson of the baby formula controversy is to go back to its origins, which explains why Hong Kong has to cling as tenaciously as possible to the "two systems" part of the "one country, two ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH CARE

    Chinese government places new limits on infant formula makers

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

    ... 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 ... regulations on the infant-formula market after food safety concerns and bribery and price-fixing claims prompted the authorities to overhaul the industry that is expected to expand more than 70 per ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs new formula for milk formula

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... SCMP Editorial New formula for milk formula Last week, the city's health chief was forced to apologise to 12 mainlanders who had been wrongly prosecuted under a new law restricting the parallel trade in infant milk formula. What they carried out of the city was actually rice-based baby cereal, which officials confirm is not their target. The prosecution blunder has further ...

  6. Business - China Business - SALES

    Graft probes cast a chill over infant formula marketing

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 11:24am by Reuters

    ... cast a chill over infant formula marketing A crackdown on corruption in China’s infant milk formula sector has made sales representatives and hospital doctors fearful of talking to each other, ... staff in return for recommending their brands to new and expectant mothers. The French food maker said this week it would appoint new management at its Dumex infant formula operation in China ...

  7. Business - Companies

    Danone feels impact of Fonterra infant-formula recall in Asia

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Paris Danone feels impact of products recall Danone said yesterday that an Asian recall of infant formula had a worse-than-expected impact on its high-margin baby food division ... expanding in fast-growing markets in Asia, notably China, where previous scares have boosted demand for foreign formula. In August, Danone recalled formula products in Asia due to an unfounded ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - RETAILING

    Stocks of infant formula low ahead of National Day holiday rush

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... reserved formula for parents who joined the chamber's coupon scheme operated with the milk manufacturers. The Hong Kong Infant and Young Child Nutrition Association, which was formed by seven major formula suppliers, also denied hoarding. The sup[liers will reserve 1.7 million tins of infant formula for Hong Kong parents. The two bodies have long urged the government to abandon ...

  9. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Why Chinese parents pay more for infant formula

    Posted Sep 09th 2013, 12:00am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... 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 suppliers of infant formula appear to have had an immediate impact on retail prices. Since the fines were introduced, prices have dropped by nearly 20 per cent for many well-known brands ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    Government set to crackdown on infant formula trading

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang, Thomas Chan, Tony Cheung

    ... Emily Tsang, Thomas Chan and Tony Cheung Milk powder will be a 'reserved commodity' to stop cross-border traders buying up supplies Infant formula traders set to face crackdown The government is likely to announce measures to crack down on the cross-border trading of infant formula today, the South China Morning Post has learnt. Making infant milk formula a "reserved ...




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