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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - China - baby FORMULA

    Food import inspections increased after claims sell-by dates changed on baby formula

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 03:23pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... tins of the milk formula brand Ozmilko, produced by OZDairy Foods. The report did not make clear which companies had imported the powder into the mainland. The authorities allege ... company it is carrying out an investigation, the Legal Daily reported. Demand for overseas-produced baby formula has soared on the mainland since 2008 when six infants died after drinking milk ...

  4. 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 ...

  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

    ... 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 against the cross-border smuggling of baby milk formula ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday, with the arrests of 64 people at the Lo Wu checkpoint over two days. Some 70 per cent of those arrested ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Baby milk formula producers plan to end export restrictions

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

    ... 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 by the Hong Kong General Chamber ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Authorities may scrap limit on milk powder

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 08:38pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Authorities may scrap limit on milk powder The government may abandon the two-tin limit on infant formula for outbound travellers, Secretary for Food ... to stock a minimum of 36 tins of baby milk formula for each of the seven most popular brands. The seven major infant formula makers must maintain a stock of 1.65 million cans of baby formula ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News - China - ECONOMY

    Chinese entrepreneurs milk Germany's supply

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 06:25pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... is already Germany’s largest costumer of milk products outside Europe. “Chinese demand is driven by pasteurised milk and infant formula”, said Frank Feuerriegel, from the North Rhine-Westphalia dairy ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Mainland entrepreneurs milk Germany's supply "A delicious, tasty and safe product for Chinese children, and their parents”, blasts ...




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