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  1. 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 ...

  2. Mengniu mulls bid for Pfizer milk unit

    Posted Oct 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of popular infant formula brand Wyeth. Mengniu shares fell 5.92 per cent yesterday morning before closing at HK$25.75, down 1.72 per cent on the day, against the Hang Seng Index's 4.14 per cent ... with a Dutch dairy company to offer baby formula in the domestic market. According to Mengniu's interim results, milk powder only contributed 1.1 per cent of sales revenue in the six months ...

  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Hunan milk firm shuts plant over contamination concerns

    Posted Oct 13th 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Move comes after Hunan firm was forced to recall 31 tonnes of formula produced by diary Plant that made tainted milk shut The Hunan-based dairy company forced to recall 31 tonnes of infant milk powder in July because of contamination concerns has closed the plant that produced the product. Ava Dairy insisted that cost- not safety- concerns were behind its ...

  4. Milk fears spark ministry probe

    Posted Aug 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The Ministry of Health says it is taking over an investigation into claims that a brand of baby formula caused premature breast development in infant girls, after ... since 2008, when revelations that melamine was added to raw milk prompted a string of recalls. The central government ministry has asked an institute to conduct laboratory tests on formula ...

  5. Business - Companies - IPOS

    Huishan tries to milk Hong Kong investors

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by Philippe Espinasse

    ... having previously entered into a joint venture to make and market infant milk formula with the company, with which it opened a factory in May. Huishan also announced in 2010 an initiative ... be a challenging story. In 2008 China's Sanlu dairy company sold melamine-tainted infant formula. Thousands of babies fell ill. Hundreds of others were diagnosed with kidney stones due to melamine ...

  6. Substandard baby formula makers to be shut down

    Posted Jan 07th 2011, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... Priscilla Jiao in Beijing Beijing is stepping up regulation of dairy producers- infant formula makers will be subject to new licensing and substandard producers shut down, the state ... industry,' Zhi said. Small dairy producers that cannot ensure their products' quality would be shut down, he said. The mainland's dairy industry has been battered by a series of milk ...

  7. Trappist sees opportunity in delta after milk scandal

    Posted Feb 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... melamine milk scandal in 2008. Melamine, an industrial chemical, was found to be in widespread use in the production of infant formula and dairy products on the mainland after at least six children ... Celine Sun Trappist Dairy, the second biggest milk product supplier in Hong Kong, is eyeing the dairy market across the border where opportunities for newcomers are emerging following ...

  8. Melamine in 31 more milk powders, widening scandal

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

    ... At the same time, Beijing hospitals reported that 97 more infants, including 58 Beijing-registered children, had been diagnosed with kidney stones from drinking formula made with adulterated milk ... to 177,131 babies, and 29 per cent of them had consumed tainted milk formula, it said. The administration said it had been monitoring milk production across the mainland and that more than 300 ...

  9. Ample opportunities for public to sue for damages: lawyers

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

    ... tonnes of tainted milk formula. But Mr Qiu said administrative penalties should be imposed only after the company had satisfied civil claims. 'The fundamental aim is to make sure the people ... brands, Mengniu and Yili, issued statements yesterday promising to take action about their problematic infant formula. However, only Mengniu promised compensation. Sanlu has so far remained silent ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, February 8, 2013

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... baby milk formula of two tins per trip in the near future. I express no political view as to whether there is a practical need for Hong Kong to impose this measure. However, from the viewpoint ... Kong mothers have with powdered baby formula is a major factor which contributes to their children's low tolerance to these allergies from an early age. The government should do more ...




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