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Formula milk

Ten arrested for breaching new milk formula restrictions

Ten people were arrested on the border for breaching a new restriction on milk formula export that came into effect on Friday.

Saturday, 2 March, 2013, 12:53am

Right to breastfeed deserves support

The government is to be commended for attending to the needs of non-breastfeeding mothers so that their infants do not lack formula milk.

It is ironic that breastfeeding mothers requesting such high-level policy direction, multi-bureau participation and injection of resources to ensure their infants are able to be breastfed have not been met with the same vigour.

9 Feb 2013 - 2:57am

Crackdown on milk formula traders in the public interest

Hong Kong is a free port. Any interference in the market that risks that reputation is not to be undertaken lightly. But the government 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 and contributed to growing resentment of mainland tourists and shoppers.

2 Feb 2013 - 5:16am 1 comment

Vigilantes tackle wrong target in crusade against formula hoarders

About 20 members of the Hong Kong Autonomy Movement who rallied online gathered outside Mong Kok East MTR station in a bid to block people carrying cans of formula or boxes of other goods.

28 Jan 2013 - 5:41am 1 comment

Hong Kong's major formula milk brands fail to meet packaging proposals

Not one of the major infant milk formulas on sale in Hong Kong would pass a proposed new packaging guideline if it was introduced tomorrow.

Should the manufacturers remain in the Hong Kong market after the changes, their packages should incorporate at least two important warnings in specific sizes alerting parents to the risk of using their products.

17 Jan 2013 - 7:15am 1 comment

Chinese snap up baby milk formula in Australia

Australian supermarkets and pharmacies were running out of popular baby formula yesterday after unprecedented sales reportedly due to Chinese customers trying to snap up supplies.

Nutricia, supplier of top-selling Karicare, said there was a surge in demand for its products which had seen stocks plummet and left shelves empty.

4 Jan 2013 - 9:36am