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Baby formula

Baby, or infant, formula is a manufactured food for babies often used as a substitute for breast milk. It is a powder or liquid concentrate that is mixed with water and fed through a bottle. It is widely used in Asia, which represents 53% of the global market share. In Hong Kong, a shortage in availability of baby formula led to restrictions on how much could be taken out of the city and into mainland China.

Mead Johnson and Biostime milk pwder products on shelves at a Beijing supermarket. Photo: Reuters

China threatens heavier fines after baby formula probe

Foreign suppliers of infant milk formula who knowingly breach the anti-monopoly law can expect tough penalties, China's pricing regulator said a day after six producers were given record fines for manipulating prices.

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