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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Political wisdom, not infant formula, in short supply in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by Albert Cheng

    ... parents. If we say that it is reasonable to wean a child off formula by the age of three, we are talking about a total infant population of around 150,000 at any one time. If the newly set-up ... subsidise the supply to local babies or even distribute it free of charge. For example, it could supply each local infant with five to six cans of baby formula each month for three years until ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Infant formula crackdown a pointless overreaction

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by SELINA CHOW

    ... Selina Chow Selina Chow says infant milk limit is an overreaction and protectionist Needless crackdown on baby formula leaves a sour taste I arrived back in Hong Kong the other day, ... Our babies were never deprived of food, but they were deprived of their parents' idea of the best food. But what is the cause of this? And who is responsible? The worst infant milk ...

  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

    Three arrested at border 'attempting to smuggle HK$24,940 of baby formula'

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 01:22pm by Ernest Kao

    ... to the government. The Customs and Excise Department detained the 23-year-old driver after 60 cans of formula were found hidden behind the back seat of his seven-seater van. In a separate case, customs ... travellers leaving Hong Kong will be allowed to carry only 1.8kg, or approximately two cans, of milk formula. Anyone caught breaching the rules may face two years of jail time and a HK$500,000 fine. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - PARALLEL TRADING

    Police intervene as tempers rise over milk formula trade

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by ADA LEE AND JOLIE HO

    ... Ada Lee in Shenzhen and Jolie Ho Tempers rise at milk formula protest Police intervened yesterday at Sheung Shui MTR station amid fears of a confrontation between parallel-goods traders carrying infant milk formula to the mainland and protesters waving the colonial Hong Kong flag. As an elderly man angrily denied accusations he was a parallel-goods trader, his shouts drew ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - PARALLEL-GOODS TRADING

    45 arrested for breaking milk formula quota

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... people have been arrested so far as they attempted to cross into the mainland with more than the permitted amount of infant milk formula that can be taken out of Hong Kong. They included 26 Hong ... that parallel-goods trading syndicates may change their tactics of getting infant milk formula out of Hong Kong. "On top of random checks on passengers at border checkpoints, customs officers will also ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - FOCUS

    Can restricting exports on milk formula prove best for Hong Kong's babies?

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang, Amy Nip

    ... Emily Tsang and Amy Nip Curbing formula milk exports clashes with the ubiquitous free market ethos, but has the move resolved problems of supply? Spilt milk: HK parents raise a cry ... emptied all our shelves and left us with nothing. Their visits have disrupted our daily life. The local government has a responsibility to guarantee local parents can buy the formula they want ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Chinese editorials flay study that showed domestic baby formula safe

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai Newspapers give the lie to industry-commissioned research, calling it nothing more than propaganda Few trust study that showed domestic infant formula is safe Many mainlanders ... this will happen only with better infant formula, and not mere words. It will be proved by consumers making free choices. The companies will have to be patient as they strive to regain parents' ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - PARALLEL TRADING

    Parallel trading of baby milk formula still rampant despite Hong Kong restrictions

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Mainland operators are using travellers to beat two-tin restriction on infant milk formula Parallel trading at the border is still active despite the Hong Kong government's ... offered Friso stage two infant formula to a Post reporter for 240 yuan (HK$300), compared with the standard market price of HK$246. Tins of Friso stage three formula were sold for 230 yuan, ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Papers flay regulator for not publicising baby formula tampering

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... formula with out-of-date product came as a bombshell for mainland parents, already frustrated and angry after numerous food safety scandals. Xile Lier, which distributes Hero Nutradefense infant ... the adulterated milk in their infant products. Six children died and more than 300,000 were made ill. Official assurances that 99 per cent of baby formula is up to standard have failed to deter mainland ...




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