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  1. Another milk formula brand fails iodine test

    Posted Aug 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... extend the tests. Li met health minister Dr Ko Wing-man yesterday to push for legislation to close loopholes which exempt infant formula from nutritional labelling rules. He said: 'The ... for infants up to six months that were available locally had been tested for iodine. Japanese brands had a 24.7 per cent share of the infant formula market before the earthquake and tsunami last year, ...

  2. Iodine for infants: ensuring they have the key nutrient

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... up to eight months old as they identify them as a high-risk group, which relies on formula for food. Children over six months are considered less likely to be affected by a deficiency ... baby to another brand of formula? A: Different brands of formula have different dilution methods. Therefore, mixing two or more bands of milk powder is definitely not recommended. ...

  3. Parents warned on milk formula

    Posted Aug 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... comes after tests on 14 infant formula products found that the two brands, if used as suggested on their labels, provided a daily iodine intake lower than the amount suggested by the World ... that about 1,000 babies had been fed the two brands of formula, designed for infants under six months. 'Further studies are needed to confirm whether this finding proves that the babies' ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    City Digest

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... clinic in Ngau Tau Kok on Monday evening was granted bail and required to report back next month. New Zealand baby formula low on iodine The Centre for Food Safety said a New Zealand-made infant formula, WIOM Infant Formula Stage 1- From Birth to 6 months, had been found to have low iodine content. It urged parents and retailers to stop using and trading the product from Wisdom Dairy. ...

  5. Health bites

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Perspectives. Dartmouth College researchers tested commercial products containing the syrup- 17 infant formulas, 29 cereal bars and three energy shots- and compared them with similar products without the sweetener. Two formulas had listed the syrup as the primary ingredient, and these had arsenic levels that were more than 20 times greater than the other formulas. One of the formulas had a total ...

  6. No consensus on treating kidney stones in infants

    Posted Oct 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is all the experts had to go on when infants began turning up at hospitals on the mainland with kidney stones caused by dairy products adulterated with melamine. The problem had only been seen ... In infants they block urination, which eventually leads to bacterial infection in the urinary tract. Mark Chan Kwok-ho, a consultant paediatrician at Matilda Hospital, identified another problem. ...

  7. Milk activist to concentrate on his own cause

    Posted Apr 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... helped parents seek justice after their babies developed kidney stones by drinking melamine-tainted infant formula. He was sentenced to 21/2 years' jail for 'provoking quarrels ... of time,' Zhao said. He said he would like to improve the way he campaigned for infants suffering from kidney stones, adopting 'a more peaceful way' to tackle the issue. 'There has ...

  8. HKU team find safe melamine level

    Posted Jan 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... such as urinary acid propagate stone formation.' The widespread production on the mainland of infant formula made using substandard milk adulterated with melamine- exposed in September but known ...

  9. Chemistry song has winning formula, despite lyrics

    Posted Oct 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com A song about chemistry, with lyrics by the president of Peking University, became one of the most downloaded tunes on the mainland this week- a first for a song about science. Entitled Chemistry Is You, Chemistry Is Me, ...

  10. Beijing bans 17 food additives

    Posted Dec 16th 2008, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... for fatal food scandals in recent years. In September, melamine was detected in infant milk powder produced by mainland company Sanlu, and later in other brands. The Health Ministry said at least six babies died of melamine-induced kidney problems after drinking milk formula, while 294,000 others throughout the country were affected. In May last year, the United States' Food ...




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