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  1. 70pc wary of domestic baby formula after dairy scandal

    Posted Mar 01st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan More than two-thirds of consumers are wary of mainland brands of infant formula following the melamine-tainted-milk scandal three years ago, a survey by China Central Television ... formula. The shops sold more than 30 types of infant formula, CCTV reported, with 70 per cent imported. The preference for foreign formula has seen mainlanders flock to Hong Kong and Macau ...

  2. Hunan firm pays price for tainted milk

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Authorities have ordered a Hunan-based dairy firm to shut down production and recall more than 31 tonnes of an infant milk powder that was found ... of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine. Guangzhou's department of commerce announced on Friday that five batches of the company's Nanshan Bywise baby formula were contaminated ...

  3. Tainted-milk activist tells of jail threat by police

    Posted May 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... trillion) fund was highly opaque. Melamine-laced milk formula caused kidney stones in thousands of mainland infants, killing six. An industrial chemical, it was added to substandard milk to boost ... to speak out for infants made ill by melamine-tainted milk powder. 'I told them, I couldn't stop. I will persist, even if it means I'll be broken into pieces,' Zhao wrote ...

  4. Number of melamine-sickened children revised up five-fold

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

    ... Beijing had drastically revised the total number of children sickened by melamine-tainted milk formula to more than five times higher than the Health Ministry's last public count, Xinhua reported. The figures released yesterday by the ministry said that more than 290,000 children were found to have been affected after drinking infant formula produced by Sanlu or other ...

  5. Fears over food safety linger after milk scandal

    Posted Feb 18th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... infant milk formula left six children dead and more than 300,000 ill with kidney problems in 2008. But more than two years on, the public still needs some convincing. And reports this week ... no choice but to be very careful.' Down in the mouth This percentage told a survey they had serious doubts about food safety: 70% Fatal formula Melamine-tainted infant milk formula left ...

  6. Island's health chief quits over milk U-turn

    Posted Sep 26th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... The order was issued after six firms were found to have imported melamine-tainted products from the mainland, where authorities say 53,000 infants are sick after drinking milk formula tainted ...

  7. Watchdog moves to prevent profiteering

    Posted Sep 20th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li The mainland's pricing watchdog warned yesterday that it would severely punish profiteering and price fixing of baby milk formula as parents worried about a possible price ... for manufacturers. Parents are scrambling to find safe alternative milk powder, such as premium foreign brands, that have not tested positive for melamine. Melamine-tainted baby formula has killed four ...

  8. Testing to expand to animal feed

    Posted Sep 19th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li China has vowed to step up testing of animal fodder as it deals with a widening tainted baby milk formula scandal that has killed at least three infants and sickened more than ... to disguise diluted milk. The banned chemical was found illegally mixed into many baby milk formula brands by some dairy manufacturers, including the Hebei-based Sanlu Group, to fool inspectors. ...

  9. Mainland establishes melamine standards

    Posted Oct 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... tool but not an indicator that such toxins were permissible in food. Under provisional regulations released yesterday, infant milk formula made in China should not contain more than 1 part per ... in excessive levels. Most of the victims so far had been fed baby formula made from powdered milk made by Sanlu, one of China's oldest dairy brands. But since the scandal came to light early last ...

  10. Barriers to exposing scandals must be lifted

    Posted Sep 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The health of an entire generation of young children on the mainland is now under threat from melamine-tainted infant milk powder. Nationwide tests have produced shocking results: 69 batches of baby formula produced by 22 companies have been found to contain the dangerous industrial compound. Together, these companies dominate the mainland market in infant milk powder. ...




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