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  1. Milk formula producers overstate nutrient levels

    Posted Aug 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang, Johnny Tam and Kristie Wong At least seven popular brands of infant milk formula have exaggerated nutrient levels on their labels that could mislead parents, checks ... 'The government should be blamed for allowing this current loophole.' Other brands with exaggerated content claims included Meiji infant formula, which overstated its vitamin K content ...

  2. Business - Companies - AGRICULTURE

    NZ's Fonterra buying stake in mainland dairy processor

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 09:34am by Bloomberg

    ... in a mainland infant formula maker as it seeks to tap the nation's lucrative baby milk market. The New Zealand company is seeking a stake of as much as 20 per cent in Beingmate Baby & Child ... to Euromonitor. The mainland baby milk market is dominated by foreign companies with Mead Johnson Nutrition being the largest, followed by Nestle and Danone, Euromonitor data shows. Foreign infant formula ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. Another milk formula brand fails iodine test

    Posted Aug 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... extend the tests. Li met health minister Dr Ko Wing-man yesterday to push for legislation to close loopholes which exempt infant formula from nutritional labelling rules. He said: 'The ... for infants up to six months that were available locally had been tested for iodine. Japanese brands had a 24.7 per cent share of the infant formula market before the earthquake and tsunami last year, ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Promotion of formula milk undermines breastfeeding initiative

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 03:59am by LETTERS

    ... Promotion of formula milk undermines breastfeeding initiative We cannot agree more with your editorial " Nursing mothers need more help " (June 10), which called for more breastfeeding facilities at workplaces and in the community and continued public education about the benefits of breastfeeding. Unfortunately, the aggressive marketing of formula milk in our city ...

  6. News - China

    Nestle, Danone to cut Chinese infant milk prices amid probe

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 09:08am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Hong Kong Swiss food company Nestle and French rival Danone are cutting the price of infant formula milk in China after Beijing launched an investigation into possible ... in big cities like Shanghai, a 900-gram tin of infant formula made by an international firm costs between 175 yuan and 275 yuan, compared to about 100 yuan for domestic milk powder in lower-tier ...

  7. Business - Companies

    Mead Johnson cutting China infant milk prices amid probe

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 11:05am by Reuters

    ... it will cut the price of its infant milk formula in China, becoming the latest company to take action in the wake of an investigation by Beijing into possible price-fixing and anti-competitive behaviour. Mead Johnson, the maker of the Enfamil brand of baby formula, said it will reduce prices by 7 per cent to 15 per cent as of July 16. It will also launch new promotional campaigns aimed ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong fails to promote breast milk even amid formula shortage

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by Hazel Knowles

    ... mothers secure formula milk actually assisted manufacturers in promoting their products and gave them direct access to mothers. The measures also had the effect of making infant formula appear ... Hazel Knowles Formula makers exploiting shortage to directly market to mothers, breastfeeding advocate says Breast milk promotion chance wasted The government has been accused ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Cross-border traders rush to stockpile milk formula ahead of curbs

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 03:35pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... hours. The government is expected to announce a basket of restrictions, preserving supplies for Hong Kong babies, as early as Friday afternoon. Measures may include labelling infant milk formula ... Lai Ying-kit Cross-border traders were rushing to store up on milk formula on Friday morning, in the final hours before the government’s expected launch of new measures to curb the trade. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Opportunities in parallel trade

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Opportunities in parallel trade A backlash against Hong Kong's restrictions on infant milk formula is, unsurprisingly, escalating as more mainlanders have been fined ... melamine-tainted milk on the mainland, authorities and suppliers with foresight should have geared up to rising demand spurred by mistrust of mainland brands across the border. Parallel traders' ...




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