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  1. News - China

    Beijing to ban online selling of milk powder

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:13pm by Peony Lui

    ... foods, bulk foods, and dairy products (including infant formula milk powder). Vendors handling bulk cooked foods will have to apply for a special permit for their businesses. In addition, food ... shopping operators. “Online purchases of milk powder are risky and can get out of control,” said a bureau spokesman, “It is especially hard to trace online purchases of overseas infant formula ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1159689/beijing-ban-online-selling-milk-powder
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Chinese editorials flay study that showed domestic baby formula safe

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai Newspapers give the lie to industry-commissioned research, calling it nothing more than propaganda Few trust study that showed domestic infant formula is safe Many mainlanders ... this will happen only with better infant formula, and not mere words. It will be proved by consumers making free choices. The companies will have to be patient as they strive to regain parents' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1230160/chinese-editorials-flay-study-showed-domestic-baby-formula
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Papers flay regulator for not publicising baby formula tampering

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... the adulterated milk in their infant products. Six children died and more than 300,000 were made ill. Official assurances that 99 per cent of baby formula is up to standard have failed to deter mainland ... formula with out-of-date product came as a bombshell for mainland parents, already frustrated and angry after numerous food safety scandals. Xile Lier, which distributes Hero Nutradefense infant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1203416/papers-flay-regulator-not-publicising-baby-formula-tampering
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/739483/70pc-wary-domestic-baby-formula-after-dairy-scandal
  5. Business - Commodities - NEW ZEALAND

    China food fears raise potential for NZ

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 07:52pm by Ray Chan

    ... this month, the Netherlands joined Hong Kong, Australia and Germany in seeking to limit infant formula purchases after some Dutch supermarkets found Chinese customers buying large quantities ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com China's long-running food-safety scares and milk powder contamination problems have increased demand for reliable overseas supplies, creating sound ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1195552/new-zealand-dairy-product-makers-set-sights-asia
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Bow to populism on milk powder

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Hongkongers no longer wanted to tolerate competing with parallel goods traders for infant formula and paying inflated prices to profiteering shop owners. Shortly before the rule came into effect, ... door. It was incomprehensible to me that, in a developed society like ours, a mother had to hunt from shop to shop for infant formula to feed her baby. It's too bad people like Basic Law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1186600/bow-populism-milk-powder
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/968936/tainted-milk-activist-tells-jail-threat-police
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/722007/milk-fears-spark-ministry-probe
  9. Largest milk producer suspends share trading

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

    ... after a chemical blamed for infant deaths was found in its baby formula. Mengniu was among 22 major dairy producers whose products tested positive for melamine, which is being blamed ... and ice cream to milk formula- and the company said results would be released in a few days. Shares in other listed dairy firms embroiled in the scandal slumped on shrinking demand and amid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/653033/largest-milk-producer-suspends-share-trading
  10. Number of melamine-sickened children revised up five-fold

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

    ... Chow Chung-yan 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/662179/number-melamine-sickened-children-revised-five-fold

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