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  1. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    Move to protect Hong Kong milk formula stocks by making it 'reserved commodity'

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Government examines proposal to make infant milk a 'reserved commodity' to combat inflated prices and shortages caused by parallel trading BID TO PROTECT MILK FORMULA STOCKS The city is considering making infant milk formula a "reserved commodity" after executive councillor Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee floated the idea to restrict ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - RETAILING

    Stocks of infant formula low ahead of National Day holiday rush

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... reserved formula for parents who joined the chamber's coupon scheme operated with the milk manufacturers. The Hong Kong Infant and Young Child Nutrition Association, which was formed by seven major formula suppliers, also denied hoarding. The sup[liers will reserve 1.7 million tins of infant formula for Hong Kong parents. The two bodies have long urged the government to abandon ...

  3. News - China

    China to step up monitoring of foreign baby formula sold online

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 04:27pm by Mimi Lau

    ... force dedicated to safeguarding the quality of infant formula will be established to strengthen monitoring   through  the entire production chain. There will be a crackdown on unqualified milk ... food safety issues associated with mainland-made dairy goods, the State Council said on its website. It acknowledged  the crisis in consumer confidence over domestic infant formula and said ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - PARALLEL TRADING

    Police intervene as tempers rise over milk formula trade

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by ADA LEE AND JOLIE HO

    ... Ada Lee in Shenzhen and Jolie Ho Tempers rise at milk formula protest Police intervened yesterday at Sheung Shui MTR station amid fears of a confrontation between parallel-goods traders carrying infant milk formula to the mainland and protesters waving the colonial Hong Kong flag. As an elderly man angrily denied accusations he was a parallel-goods trader, his shouts drew ...

  5. Poverty and ignorance a fatal formula for Afghan infants

    Posted Aug 20th 2005, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... For nearly half his short life, the undersized infant has been on a breast milk substitute. 'I've just not been able to produce enough milk,' Ms Naseem says. Psychological problems, ... that multinational corporations may further add to the problem of child malnutrition by aggressively promoting infant formula and baby food to ignorant Afghan mothers. The Ministry of Public Health ...

  6. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Chinese snap up baby milk formula in Australia

    Posted Jan 04th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Chinese snap up baby milk formula Australian supermarkets and pharmacies were running out of popular baby formula yesterday after unprecedented sales ... shelves empty. Supermarket Coles said it was trying to arrange extra shipments of infant formula. Some pharmacies were rationing sales to a few cans per customer. Media reports said Chinese ...

  7. Code regulating ads for breastmilk substitutes still not implemented in HK

    Posted Feb 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... messages are overshadowed by misleading nutritional and health claims of infant milk formulas exaggerating the advantages of formula feeding, parents' motivation to breastfeed is undermined. ... such as adverts, not only protects breastfeeding infants but also those who require formula milk for whatever reason. The code requires the labels of containers of formula milk to provide information about ...

  8. Shortage of infant milk causes stir

    Posted Feb 15th 2011, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Angry parents have joined calls for a departure tax on people who take unused supplies of infant formula out of Hong Kong. They also want the government to set a limit on how many cans of baby formula people can carry across the border. Two years after the melamine milk contamination scandal, in which hundreds of thousands of babies fell sick on the mainland, ...

  9. News - World

    Baby formula is contaminated with aluminium, UK study finds

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 03:31pm by Olivia Rosenman

    ... Olivia Rosenman olivia.rosenman@scmp.com Research shows all of the UK's top 30 baby formulas contain unacceptable amounts of the metal which is harmful to human health Infant milk ... University found that all of the UK’s 30 most popular infant formula brands contained aluminium. An infant feeding on soya-based powders could be consuming as much as 700 micrograms each day. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Limits urged on baby formula adverts

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Advocates urge limits on formula adverts Excessive advertising of infant milk formulas could be curbed if breastfeeding associations can persuade the government to legislate an advertising code. Parents and breastfeeding advocates are upset by what they see as brainwashing over the benefits of formula. Advertisements for milk formula "are sent to me via ...




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