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  1. Government rules out infant formula outlets

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Leung said that the supply of baby formula increased by 57 per cent between 2008 and 2010, while the number of infants rose just 12 per cent in the same period. He added that the Consumer ... there might be a shortage of certain brands of baby formula after the earthquake in Japan, feeding infants different brands did not cause them any problems, he said. The government had already ...

  2. 7 in 10 mothers use infant formula

    Posted Jan 17th 2011, 12:00am by Mandy Zhou

    ... milk, 70 per cent of them fed their babies infant formula in the first six months, because of insufficient milk supply or work commitments. Ellis Hon Kam-lun, a paediatrics professor at Chinese University, said parents often choose the most nutritious formula powder regardless of their babies' weight and height. A clinical study of Asian infants found human milk contains 11-12 grams ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. Baby milk powder firm calls for ban on adverts

    Posted Jun 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the benefits of infant formula. Instead, Mead Johnson Nutrition wants to see legislation that would ban advertising of milk powder for children younger than six months. Peter Van Dael, a Mead Johnson ... as many are concerned about infant formula advertisements that imply it is better than breast milk. The government is however standing by its voluntary code, which covers marketing practices ...

  5. Ban on free milk formula samples for newborns

    Posted Oct 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... be limited because of the similar packaging used on milk formula for babies and infants. 'Most people can't tell the difference. When they watch ads for infants' milk formula ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Giving out free samples of milk formula for newborns will be banned under a new code of practice drawn up by manufacturers, an industry association said yesterday. ...

  6. Government support is needed for mothers to breastfeed

    Posted Apr 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    .... The World Health Organisation categorically says that 'providing infants with specially formulated milks [so-called follow-up milks] is not necessary'. Follow-up or follow-on formulas (commonly known as No 2 or above formulas) were created to bypass the 1981 WHO International Code that regulates the marketing of breast-milk substitutes. At the time, only starter infant formulas ...

  7. Baby formula scandal raises new questions about food standards

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

    ... Vivian Wu The infant formula at the centre of a scandal that has left dozens of babies in seven provinces with kidney stones and renal failure has further dented mainland parents' ... there are so many reports of poor quality and fake formula.' Fears about mainland milk powder are still fresh in many parents' minds, just four years after an infant-formula scandal ...

  8. 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' ...

  9. Baby milk legislation to be speeded up

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the government will draw up the nutritional composition and labelling of infant formula [regulations] as soon as possible,' she said. There are about 40 infant formula brands encompassing about 60 ... tests for iodine on other infant formula products were expected soon, Lee said. Lawmaker Fred Li Wah-ming condemned the government for failing to act earlier. He said he would meet health ...

  10. Formula 'not cause of breasts on babies'

    Posted Aug 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... sought medical help last month after their baby daughters started to develop breasts were told the infants had hormone levels of an adult woman, and advised them to stop using the formula ... Zhuang Pinghui The baby formula produced by a mainland company had not caused three girls in Hubei to grow breasts, the Ministry of Health announced yesterday. The ministry launched ...




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