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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

    ... 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 ... Raymond Li and Fiona Tam More sick babies expected as parents rush to check children Officials are increasingly worried that the number of infants poisoned by milk powder tainted ...

  2. Formula milk firms defend hospital freebies

    Posted Oct 14th 2008, 12:00am by Hazel Parry

    ... Hazel Parry Formula milk companies accused of breaking a World Health Organisation code have defended their actions in handing out free breast milk substitutes to hospitals. The Post ... the authority with infant formula at no cost but said it was done only at the authority's request. 'Article 6.6 of the WHO Code permits free supplies of formula to hospitals on request,' ...

  3. Free care denied babies despite decree

    Posted Sep 16th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Mainland hospitals have yet to implement a State Council order to provide free treatment to the babies who fell ill after drinking contaminated infant formula produced ... In one of the calls that lawyer Zheng Jineng received, the report said, the parents complained that their child had died after he developed kidney stones from consuming Sanlu infant formula ...

  4. Foreign formula pours in

    Posted Sep 19th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Soaring demand from middle-class mainland parents hoping to pay less for imported infant formula is boosting cross-border milk-powder shipping from Hong Kong into the Pearl River Delta. At the same time, supermarkets are struggling to replace infant food made by blacklisted dairy firms. Couriers buying low-duty imported milk powder from Hong Kong and reselling ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Tainted baby-milk powder triggers recall

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

    ... Vivian Wu The mainland's biggest infant milk powder maker said yesterday it would recall all its formula products after more babies who were fed its milk had fallen ill with kidney ... Inspection and Quarantine said it had started testing samples of all formula brands, sent investigators to the affected provinces and ordered a national campaign to test the quality of infant milk ...

  7. Parents face bigger formula bills as shortages force up dairy prices

    Posted Jan 08th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... months. Some brands were in short supply, while stocks of others, especially formulas for infants and toddlers under three, had run out. A mother was quoted as saying she could not find her ... Danny Mok The prices of milk powder and other dairy products would continue to surge because of a shortage, a food trader warned yesterday. His comments followed recent fears ...

  8. Thousands of mainland mothers flock to HK for imported formula

    Posted Sep 17th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... stones are struggling migrant workers from Anhui, Henan, Hunan and Sichuan. One of the mothers, 26-year-old Lin Ying, said the family's spending on infant formula could rise from 500 yuan ... Fiona Tam Thousands of young mainland mothers have been flooding into Hong Kong searching for imported milk powder in the aftermath of the contaminated milk powder scandal. However, ...

  9. 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 ... classified as victims of melamine-tainted formula. Melamine is an industrial chemical used in the production of plastics and glue. It is added to substandard food, such as watered-down milk, to boost ...

  10. Baby health scare a test for new super ministry

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

    ... of kidney stones in infants so far this year compared with none last year or the year before. Doctors and parents suspect they could be the result of babies being fed the same brand of milk formula ... through an education campaign. It says it is worried about the use of baby milk formula in early childhood because the growth of Chinese babies lags that of infants in developed countries. ...




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