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Letters to the Editor, December 14, 2012

The West Wing has symbolic importance. Photo: David Wong

Risky MPF scheme should be optional

The whole idea of the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) scheme is to enable people to save for retirement.

Friday, 14 December, 2012, 3:08am

Formula milk producers' association defends adverts

Ho Pui-him appeals to parents to be cautious of the beneficial claims of formula milk for their infants and young children that might have been exaggerated and misleading. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

I am writing on behalf of the Hong Kong Infant and Young Child Nutrition Association in response to letters by Caroline Carson ("Code aims to curb formula producers' outrageous claims", November 28) and Maggie Holmes ("Health benefits of breast milk are obvious", December 4), in order to clarify some misconceptions.

6 Dec 2012 - 12:52am 2 comments

Controls on formula ads long overdue

Milk formula in a Wan Chai pharmacy. Photo: David Wong

I was disappointed, but not surprised, to see the full page advert from the Hong Kong Infant and Young Child Nutrition Association, aka the manufacturers of formula milk, in the South China Morning Post, on November 23.

28 Nov 2012 - 5:59am

Government says no law regulating false milk ads until 2013

One the biggest obstacles for breastfeeding is that the mothers are mislead by advertisements which tell them milk formula is better for their children.

The government will not even begin to consider regulating advertisements falsely claiming that formula milk can make babies smarter and healthier until next year.

21 Nov 2012 - 7:35am 1 comment