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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. Two arrested as 11 tonnes of fake formula seized

    Posted Mar 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... in the latest milk powder scandal on the mainland. Mainland media quoted Shenyang police as saying that manufacturing such fake infant formula- which contained no milk at all- could cost as little ... In 2004, about 200 babies in Fuyang, Anhui province, were left with enlarged heads after being fed fake infant formula of little nutritional value. Doctors warned that feeding babies ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Dairy firms' shares fall over new claims

    Posted Aug 14th 2010, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... Amanda Lee Shares of China Mengniu Dairy and Ausnutria Dairy Corp dropped yesterday after the Ministry of Health said it would investigate claims that infant formula produced ... ago after their products were found to contain traces of melamine. The industrial chemical used to make plastics was illegally added to give the appearance of higher protein to infant formula ...

  5. Milk powder recalled after babies fall ill

    Posted Dec 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'Three of them had a history of consuming reconstituted Pregestimil infant-formula powder.' But the government and Mead Johnson stressed that the cause of the enterobacter sakazakii ... Staff Reporter Baby-milk-powder maker Mead Johnson recalled its Pregestimil brand in Hong Kong yesterday after infants who consumed it in France fell ill. 'Initial information ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Imported baby milk powder falls foul of labelling law

    Posted Feb 17th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... products. The products are Glico's Icreo infant formula, Snow Brand's Bean Stalk line for babies aged up to nine months and Morinaga's formula for babies in the same age group. ... the importers have not taken the effort to translate fully the labels for these imported infant formulas for consumers in the Hong Kong market,' said Ambrose Ho, chairman of the council's ...

  8. HK authorities warn parents of babies about kidney stones

    Posted Oct 01st 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Hong Kong's food and health authorities have urged parents of babies exposed to tainted mainland baby formula to watch for potential kidney problems. As part of a group ... it was very rare for infants to have such problems. But Dr Chiu said the infants' kidney stones were loose, small pieces and babies could discharge most of them just by regularly drinking water. ...

  9. Number of melamine-sickened children revised up five-fold

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing had drastically revised the total number of children sickened by melamine-tainted milk formula to more than five times higher than the Health Ministry's last public count, Xinhua reported. The figures released yesterday by the ministry said that more than 290,000 children were found to have been affected after drinking infant formula produced by Sanlu or other ...

  10. Lower demand will claim firms, analysts predict

    Posted Sep 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... formula that contained virtually no nutrition. 'Although both of the scandals resulted in infant deaths, the nature of the two are different,' said Yang Fan, a senior analyst ... will make life harder for the 175 manufacturers of infant formula on the mainland. Statistics show that there are about 17 million newborns on the mainland each year, about 20 per cent of whom ...




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