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  1. News - Hong Kong - INFANT FORMULA

    Panel to study milk powder supply

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... if the 14-member panel came up with "effective and sustainable measures" to ensure local supply. The limit, imposed on March 31 after mainland traders buying milk powder for sale in Shenzhen were ... the supply chain management." The panel, chaired by Retail Management Association chairwoman Caroline Mak Sui-king, includes representatives of milk powder suppliers such as Mead Johnson ...

  2. Business - Companies - FOOD

    Probe puts foreign milk powder prices in spotlight

    Posted Jul 13th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... foreign milk powder prices in spotlight Foreign baby formula manufacturers are under pressure to lower prices after the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) launched an investigation ... government said led to hoarding in some cities. The exact allegations and scope of this month's milk-powder investigation are hard to pin down, said Kent Kedl, managing director for Greater ...

  3. News - Asia

    New Zealand dismisses Sri Lanka Fonterra milk scare

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 10:32am by AFP

    ... of exploiting fears stirred by a recent botulism scare. Sri Lanka’s health ministry has recalled two batches of milk powder made by Auckland-based dairy giant Fonterra, saying it was concerned ... of greenhouse gases emitted by dairy herds. New Zealand officials insist it is harmless, but say Fonterra’s farmers stopped using it earlier this year anyway. “So all the milk going into Sri Lanka, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong should 'work harder to ease cross-border tensions'

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by GRY CHEUNG, Tony Cheung

    ... and rule of law. "But a growing number of mainlanders are now unhappy with Hongkongers in the wake of limits on infant milk powder exports and the heavy stamp duty imposed on non-permanent residents buying property in Hong Kong," he said. A growing number of mainlanders are now unhappy with Hongkongers in the wake of limits on infant milk powder exports and the heavy stamp duty ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Fonterra has clearly forgotten the lesson from melamine milk scandal

    Posted Aug 06th 2013, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Melamine lesson clearly forgotten If anyone should have learned the lessons of the 2008 scandal over baby milk formula tainted with melamine, which killed six mainland children and caused 300,000 to fall ill, it is Fonterra, the New Zealand dairy export giant. Fonterra sounded the alarm to the New Zealand government, which alerted Beijing, after its mainland ...

  6. News - Asia - NEW ZEALAND

    New Zealand ministers respond to Fonterra milk scare in rare move

    Posted Aug 06th 2013, 09:54am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington New Zealand moved to seize control of Fonterra’s response to a contaminated milk scare on Tuesday after criticising the dairy giant’s handling ... there was a risk that China, a major importer of New Zealand dairy ingredients including powder used in infant formula, may block more products. “So far, [there has been] very limited action. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Tough new baby formula measures drive up prices on China's shopping websites

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 06:02pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Chinese were purchasing massive hauls of milk powder. ... by Taobao just one week after the ban, sales volumes of imported milk formula surged 13 per cent  and grew 12-fold from the same period last year. Similar two-can limits on baby formula have also ...

  8. Comment - Blogs - FOOD SAFETY

    Is rice the new 'milk powder' for Hong Kong/China cross-border tensions?

    Posted May 21st 2013, 01:47pm by Ernest Kao

    ... export limit on milk powder. Fears about rice becoming the next scarce resource began spreading on the mainland after cadmium was found in half of the rice products in Guangzhou last week.  ... cross-border relations, prompting Hong Kong to introduce a two-tin limit on milk powder exports in March. The ban was aimed at combating parallel trading and safeguarding supplies of formula for local ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    Meiji baby milk powder found lacking biotin

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Health officials say level of biotin - needed for cell growth - is 50pc lower than it should be Meiji baby milk powder again found lacking Japanese brand Meiji has again been found producing baby milk formula that is nutritionally unsound for infants. The Centre for Food Safety yesterday said Meiji's "capsule" milk powder - which ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ART

    Ai Weiwei's new work inspired by milk powder debate

    Posted May 10th 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... mainland people going to Hong Kong to buy milk powder is a very strange thing. Will people have to go to buy air or even water in Hong Kong in future? "To me, mainland people going to Hong Kong to buy milk powder is a very strange thing. Will people have to go to buy air or even water in Hong Kong in future?" Ai said in an interview with the South China Morning Post . He did ...




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