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Infant milk formula

SCMP defends report on trans-fat levels in baby milk formula

Xinhuanet, a news portal affiliated with Xinhua, claimed in an article on Tuesday that the South China Morning Post was spreading fear among mainland parents by saying that mainland brands of infant milk formula contain trans-fat.

Wednesday, 10 July, 2013, 11:19am 9 comments

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

Buy too much rice in Hong Kong and “you could end up in jail”, Chinese media warned tourists in the wake of the Guangzhou cadmium scandal.

21 May 2013 - 6:26pm

New measures to ensure milk supply for Hong Kong mothers

Manufacturers and pharmacies have announced joint measures to guarantee local mothers six tins of infant milk formula a month, a move they hope will prompt the government to drop its export curbs.

28 Apr 2013 - 8:57am 1 comment

Guidelines but no change to two-tin law

Improved guidelines will be issued to help customs officers enforce the two-tin infant milk formula limit at the border, but the government will make no more efforts to refine the legislation.

The health minister said this yesterday after the closure on Wednesday of a Legislative Council meeting that was to have scrutinised government and lawmakers' amendments to the bill.

19 Apr 2013 - 3:44am 1 comment

Hong Kong needs 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.

29 Mar 2013 - 3:18am 1 comment

There was never a shortage of milk powder, says Friso producer

The government's restrictions on taking infant milk formula across the border was "based on a mistake" and should be scrapped in the long term, a milk powder producer said.

27 Mar 2013 - 9:47am 17 comments

China food fears raise potential for NZ

China's long-running food-safety scares and milk powder contamination problems have increased demand for reliable overseas supplies, creating sound investment opportunities for New Zealand's agriculture-centric economy.

21 Mar 2013 - 5:02am

Milk curb review in one year, says Lam

The restriction on exports of powdered milk for babies will be reviewed in one year, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said yesterday, adding that the policy was not meant to single out mainlanders.

Speaking in Guangzhou after meeting provincial officials, she said the review would assess the impact of the rule on the supply of infant formula in the city.

16 Mar 2013 - 4:53am 1 comment

Milk powder quota is wrong

Putting hard administrative restrictions on cross-border trade of milk powder is a policy which brings a very high cost to all parties. Businesses immediately lose customers and income.

Society pays for increased resources devoted to tightening border controls. The rail system becomes less convenient and more costly.

12 Mar 2013 - 3:14am 1 comment

Opportunities in parallel trade

A backlash against Hong Kong's restrictions on infant milk formula is, unsurprisingly, escalating as more mainlanders have been fined for carrying in excess of what is allowed out of our city.

12 Mar 2013 - 3:14am 1 comment