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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 ...

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    New measures to ensure milk supply for Hong Kong mothers

    Posted Apr 27th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... have announced joint measures to guarantee local mothers six tins of infant milk formula a month, a move they hope will prompt the government to drop its export curbs. Under the scheme, up ... restriction swiftly after the measures proved successful in ensuring the supply of infant formula for local mothers. Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man initially said he wanted the curb- ...

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    There was never a shortage of milk powder, says Friso producer

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... The government's restrictions on taking infant milk formula across the border was "based on a mistake" and should be scrapped in the long term, a milk powder producer said. "There was never ... products. Meanwhile, the government will refine the definition of infant powdered formula under the Import and Export Ordinance to avoid confusion. Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said ...

  4. 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 ...

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    Baby formula is contaminated with aluminium, UK study finds

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 03:31pm by Olivia Rosenman

    ... Olivia Rosenman olivia.rosenman@scmp.com Research shows all of the UK's top 30 baby formulas contain unacceptable amounts of the metal which is harmful to human health Infant milk ... University found that all of the UK’s 30 most popular infant formula brands contained aluminium. An infant feeding on soya-based powders could be consuming as much as 700 micrograms each day. ...

  6. Pharmacists warn on infant formula claims

    Posted Apr 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei Many milk formula advertisements that claim the products can speed up babies' development and make them smarter are exaggerated, pharmacists warn. The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Hong Kong released a report yesterday that analysed health claims made by seven popular milk formula brands sold in Hong Kong and found most of them had no scientific basis. ...

  7. Fears over infant formula spark central investigation

    Posted Aug 16th 2010, 12:00am by Elise Choi Ho-Yee

    ... Elise Choi Ho-yee In Wuhan and Beijing, four baby girls started growing breasts after drinking baby formula made by a leading infant formula company, the South China Morning Post reported. The babies, aged from four to 15 months, started growing breasts after drinking baby formula made by Synutra, based in Qingdao. This has prompted the Ministry of Health to order the food safety ...

  8. Code regulating ads for breastmilk substitutes still not implemented in HK

    Posted Feb 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of breastmilk substitutes and artificial feeding. Mothers do have a choice. If, for whatever reason, parents elect to formula-feed their infants, their decision should be respected and supported ... messages are overshadowed by misleading nutritional and health claims of infant milk formulas exaggerating the advantages of formula feeding, parents' motivation to breastfeed is undermined. ...

  9. Formula analysed in infant-death case

    Posted Aug 25th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Prosecutors are awaiting a chemist's analysis of formula that a man fed to his three-month-old daughter before she died two months ago, weighing less than her birthweight. Wong Chi-chung, 21, and the baby's 31-year-old mother, Cheung Po-shan - charged with ill-treating or neglecting a child by diluting its formula - appeared in Tuen Mun Court yesterday ...

  10. Poverty and ignorance a fatal formula for Afghan infants

    Posted Aug 20th 2005, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... that multinational corporations may further add to the problem of child malnutrition by aggressively promoting infant formula and baby food to ignorant Afghan mothers. The Ministry of Public Health and Unicef have already stopped two commercials- one on radio and one on TV- advertising infant formula. A private, non-profit corporation set up by a Nestle USA nutritionist, who claims its aim ...




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