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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1084997/limits-urged-baby-formula-adverts
  2. In Brief

    Posted Feb 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of public order, with a 0.31 point drop to 7.19 points. There was a plus or minus 0.11 to 0.12 point margin of error for the poll. Bacteria warning for French infant milk formula People are being told to avoid some batches of the infant formula Babynat Organic Infant Milk (900g), made by Vitagermine in France. The Centre for Food Safety said it was suspected the batches had been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/670298/brief
  3. Business - Companies - REGULATION

    Fines point to more action over baby milk by China watchdog

    Posted Aug 09th 2013, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... action by watchdog Beijing's decision to slap record fines totalling 668.7 million yuan (HK$840.8 million) on six producers of infant milk formula for price fixing has set the stage ... further bring down prices of infant milk formula and pacify a public outraged that a daily necessity had been plagued by safety issues and high prices. Mead Johnson, Danone and Wyeth were among ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1295386/fines-point-more-action-watchdog
  4. Radiation checks cover parallel imports of food

    Posted Dec 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip and Colleen Lee Checks for radioactivity in food cover parallel imports of infant formula, the health chief said after manufacturer Meiji launched a massive recall of milk formula in Japan. Meiji recalled from shops 400,000 850mg cans of its Step milk formula two days ago after it found they contained small amounts of radioactive caesium. As Meiji has not endorsed a single ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/987121/radiation-checks-cover-parallel-imports-food
  5. Supermarket worker 'saw accused traders load vans'

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The witness told Magistrate Anthony Yuen Wai-ming he had seen Cheung and Wu moving dozens of boxes of baby formula milk from the storeroom to their vehicles on numerous occasions from January to May ... the heavy boxes- each with 12 cans inside- to the traders' vehicles. The witness, who was not responsible for keeping an inventory of the baby milk formula, said he made conversation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006018/supermarket-worker-saw-accused-traders-load-vans
  6. News - Hong Kong

    Leung defends tough measures to stop cross-border traders

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 04:51pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on Saturday defended new government measures to limit the amount of infant milk formula allowed to leave Hong Kong – saying they were harsh ... On Friday, the government announced the new plans aimed at curbing mainland traders in infant milk powder, which has led to shortages in the city. Among them is the two can or 1.8kg limit, imposed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1141921/leung-defends-tough-measures-stop-cross-border-traders
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1280154/mead-johnson-cutting-china-infant-milk-prices-amid-probe
  8. News - China - FOOD

    Baby formula suppliers probed by China watchdog for inflating prices

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 08:04pm by Keith Zhai, MANDY ZUO

    ... Keith Zhai and Mandy Zuo Watchdog investigates milk suppliers for breach of anti-monopoly law; prices up 30pc in 5 years Baby formula firms probed inflating prices Five foreign infant milk ... in Paris while Nestle shares were down 0.3 per cent in Zurich. Foreign infant formula is a highly coveted item in China after a 2008 tainted infant formula scandal that left at least six children ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1274056/china-probes-foreign-infant-milk-firms-anti-trust-violations
  9. News - China

    NZ approves China-backed plans to build two infant formula plants

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 02:57pm by Reuters in Wellington

    ... Reuters in Wellington New Zealand has given two big Chinese dairy firms the green-light to build infant milk formula plants in the country, paving the way for overseas firms to expand ... Industrial Group to buy land to build the two formula processing plants, valued at more than US$168.43 million each. The Chinese firms are keen to tap into New Zealand’s massive milk supply ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1206150/nz-approves-china-backed-plans-build-two-infant-formula-plants
  10. Comment - Letters

    Formula milk producers' association defends adverts

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by LETTER

    ... misconceptions. We would like to stress that the association has always supported the idea that breast milk is the best food for infants and that quality formula is the only safe alternative to breast ... breast milk supply, returning to work, fatigue or health problems and inadequate breastfeeding facilities. Marketing activities by infant milk formula manufacturers are not mentioned. We would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1098429/formula-milk-producers-association-defends-adverts

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