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  1. Comment - Letters

    Controls on formula ads long overdue

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... the Hong Kong Code of Marketing and Quality of Formula Milk and Related Products, and Food Products for Infants & Young Children, does from their advert. They state ... Code aims to curb formula producers' outrageous claims I was disappointed, but not surprised, to see the full page advert from the Hong Kong Infant and Young Child Nutrition ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - PARALLEL-GOODS TRADING

    45 arrested for breaking milk formula quota

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... people have been arrested so far as they attempted to cross into the mainland with more than the permitted amount of infant milk formula that can be taken out of Hong Kong. They included 26 Hong ... that parallel-goods trading syndicates may change their tactics of getting infant milk formula out of Hong Kong. "On top of random checks on passengers at border checkpoints, customs officers will also ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    China: Baby formula safety affects nation's future

    Posted May 31st 2013, 09:13pm by AP

    ... BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has vowed to increase monitoring of production of milk powder for babies and crack down on safety violators, saying the quality of infant formula ... must be monitored. Concerns about the safety of domestic milk powder has fueled Chinese demand for foreign-made infant formula, leading to bulk-buying in Hong Kong, Britain and some other ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - PARALLEL-GOODS TRADING

    64 held in crackdown on milk-formula smuggling ahead of Lunar New Year

    Posted Jan 04th 2014, 02:57am by Johnny Tam

    ... were from the mainland. Customs officers also seized infant formula with a total market value of HK$150,000. In the most serious case, one suspect was found with nearly 20kg of milk powder- ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Customs step up enforcement of two-tin limit ahead of Lunar New Year holiday 64 held in milk-formula smuggling crackdown The city stepped up operations ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - FOCUS

    Can restricting exports on milk formula prove best for Hong Kong's babies?

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang, Amy Nip

    ... Emily Tsang and Amy Nip Curbing formula milk exports clashes with the ubiquitous free market ethos, but has the move resolved problems of supply? Spilt milk: HK parents raise a cry ... than two tins of formula out of the city in March. Snowy's comments come despite claims the manufacturers of baby milk, who say they are importing more formula to the city than ever ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - PARALLEL TRADING

    Parallel trading of baby milk formula still rampant despite Hong Kong restrictions

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Mainland operators are using travellers to beat two-tin restriction on infant milk formula Parallel trading at the border is still active despite the Hong Kong government's restrictions on exporting baby milk formula, with traders mobilising a large number of travellers to beat the two-tin limit. A check of the mainland side of the Lo Wu border checkpoint at the weekend ...

  8. Government rules out infant formula outlets

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Phila Siu The government has ruled out setting up milk powder retail outlets at public hospitals and clinics, insisting that there is a stable supply of baby formula in the city. Professor ... Leung said that the supply of baby formula increased by 57 per cent between 2008 and 2010, while the number of infants rose just 12 per cent in the same period. He added that the Consumer ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Crackdown on milk formula traders in the public interest

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am

    ... can count on public support for intervention to stem the re-export of imported infant milk formula to the mainland by parallel traders, which has seriously depleted local supplies ... mothers and children. The government, perhaps wisely, did not take up the radical, precedent-setting idea of adding infant formula to rice- a basic staple- as a reserved commodity subject ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Hong Kong curbs on milk formula spark debate on social media

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 05:11pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Staff Reporter New measures to limit the amount of milk formula transported from Hong Kong into the mainland have sparked fervent but divided opinion across social media. The new regulation, which went into effect on Friday, bars travellers from taking more than 1.8kg, or two cans, of milk powder out of Hong Kong. Many mainland netizens criticised the Hong Kong government ...




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