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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1537009/promotion-formula-milk-undermines-breastfeeding-initiative
  2. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    New infant milk formula rules 'are not targeted at specific brands'

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 04:08am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Celine.sun@scmp.com Milk formula rules 'not targeted at specific brands' A new regulation restricting market access to 41 foreign infant milk formula manufacturers ... milk formula produced overseas to be registered with the nation's quality watchdog before it can be sold in the country. The first batch of approved formula manufacturers are from 13 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1503002/new-infant-milk-formula-rules-are-not-targeted-specific-brands
  3. News - China

    Milk firm Dumex probes claims staff bribed Chinese hospitals to get newborns hooked

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 08:42pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing CCTV allegations that staff at a French milk formula manufacturer bribed doctors and nurses in Tianjin to give its products to newborns prompts ... into multinational companies in recent months. Dumex was one of six milk formula manufacturers handed heavy fines by China’s authorities for price-fixing in August, when it was ordered to pay 172 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1311002/milk-firm-dumex-probes-claims-staff-bribed-chinese-hospitals-get-newborns
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Concern groups push for urgent action to limit milk powder advertisements

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by LO WEI

    ... and a minority of professionals, particularly on the proposal that formula milk for children up to three years old should not be advertised. "In the following few months, I will be re-examining ... with about 3,000 signatures to Ko yesterday. The UN children's organisation wants the code to regulate advertisements on formula milk for children. As legislation took time, it would be better ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554952/concern-groups-push-urgent-action-limit-milk-powder-advertisements
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs new formula for milk formula

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... SCMP Editorial New formula for milk formula Last week, the city's health chief was forced to apologise to 12 mainlanders who had been wrongly prosecuted under a new law restricting the parallel trade in infant milk formula. What they carried out of the city was actually rice-based baby cereal, which officials confirm is not their target. The prosecution blunder has further ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1202192/hong-kong-needs-new-formula-milk-formula
  6. News - Hong Kong

    Baby milk formula producers plan to end export restrictions

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 08:52pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com Seven manufacturers of baby milk formula on Friday proposed a new system to ensure a steady supply of their product to Hong Kong parents, hoping this could persuade the government to cancel restrictions on its export. Under the proposed system, local mothers will be guaranteed six cans of milk formula per month, using coupons issued ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1224035/milk-formula-manufacturers-plan-end-export-restrictions
  7. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    Milk powder supplies still not meeting needs

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 04:18am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Milk powder supplies still not meeting needs Shortages of infant milk powder are still plaguing many areas of the city a year after an export limit ... necessary at this stage, but the root of the problem is about supply," said Wong. "We have been in talks with infant formula suppliers, urging them to be consistent in their supply ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1412052/milk-powder-supplies-still-not-meeting-needs
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Breast milk 'best for preventing infections'

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 04:02am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... of the advertisements make ungrounded claims," said Dr Patrick Ip, an associate professor of paediatrics at HKU. "The mother's milk is a tailor-made formula … No matter what is put into formula ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Breast milk 'best for preventing infections' Long-term breastfeeding can dramatically reduce the possibility of the baby having to be admitted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556480/breast-milk-best-preventing-infections
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    'No rush' to scrap two-tin milk limit

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 04:45am by Phila Siu, Emily Tsang

    ... Phila Siu and Emily Tsang Government says the infant formula restriction will remain in place for now after consultant casts doubt on effectiveness of coupon scheme 'No rush' to scrap two-tin milk limit The government is in no rush to lift the two-tin restriction on infant formula for outbound travellers because a coupon scheme to ensure supplies for locals has been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1373156/no-rush-scrap-two-tin-milk-limit
  10. News - China

    China to step up monitoring of foreign baby formula sold online

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

    ... of two tins per person for cross-border travellers  in March. The following month, British retailers  rationed sales of formula milk, blaming a surge in “unofficial exports” to China. A  task 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1251377/china-step-monitoring-foreign-baby-formula-sold-online

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