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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    'No rush' to scrap two-tin milk limit

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 04:45am by Phila Siu, Emily Tsang

    ... Phila Siu and Emily Tsang Government says the infant formula restriction will remain in place for now after consultant casts doubt on effectiveness of coupon scheme 'No rush' to scrap two-tin milk limit The government is in no rush to lift the two-tin restriction on infant formula for outbound travellers because a coupon scheme to ensure supplies for locals has been ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong fails to promote breast milk even amid formula shortage

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by Hazel Knowles

    ... of squandering an opportunity to promote breastfeeding amid the furore over shortages of infant formula. One breastfeeding advocacy group said a special hotline and other measures aimed at helping local 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 ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Health chief suggests stocking up on formula

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 05:25am by NG KANG-CHUNG, Olga Wong

    ... Ng Kang-chung and Olga Wong Health chief suggests stocking up on formula Health minister Dr Ko Wing-man has asked parents to stock up on infant formula to cope with the anticipated rise ... a two-tin restriction on infant formula for outbound travellers in March after a run on certain brands of formula early this year. Ko said it had been effective. The surge in demand was widely ...

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    HK to regulate labels on baby formula after iodine warning

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... would serve as a stopgap until legislation can be brought in. It follows the government's warning last week that three Japanese brands of infant formula were found to be low in iodine ... China Morning Post found at least seven popular brands of infant formula have exaggerated nutrient levels on their labels. Food-labelling laws, introduced in 2010, exempt baby formula. The test ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong's major formula milk brands fail to meet packaging proposals

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com City’s six major infant milk formula brands would fail to meet health warning requirements under government’s proposed packaging code Milk label proposals fox major brands Not one of the major infant milk formulas on sale in Hong Kong would pass a proposed new packaging guideline if it was introduced tomorrow. Should the manufacturers remain ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Private hospitals may pursue Unicef programme for breastfeeding

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    .... "Receiving free infant formula samples should be banned entirely because it is a kind of marketing activity to discourage breastfeeding," said Dr Patricia Ip Lai-sheung, chairwoman of the Unicef ... of breastfeeding has also risen, to 11 weeks from eight. But infant-formula makers are still promoting their product, the HKU survey found. Half of the 1,230 mothers they interviewed this year said ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Botulism scare prompts baby formula recall in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 05th 2013, 08:12pm by Zhuang Pinghui and Lo Wei

    ... the right to know that infant nutrition and other products are safe." At the same time, Cow & Gate recalled 80,000 cans of one type of its stage-three baby formula in Hong Kong and Macau. ... baby formula recall Hong Kong and Macau recalled a brand of baby formula yesterday amid growing concern over botulism-causing bacteria in products made by New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra. ...

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

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

    ... earlier this month that at least seven popular brands of infant formula have exaggerated nutrient levels on their labels. Food-labelling laws- introduced in 2010- exempt baby milk. Parents ... 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" ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    More powerful test on chickens to boost defence against bird flu

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 11:39am

    ... vaccine. Meanwhile, Ko said the government would maintain the “two-tin” rule – which bans outbound travellers from carrying more two tins of infant formula out of the city. He believed the demand for infant formula would surge in the lead-up to the Lunar New Year. But he said the local supply would be stable as local parents could purchase formula in various ways – such as ordering ...




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