Calcium intake sorely lacking in Hongkongers

It's much healthier to focus on a pure or concentrated source of calcium, such as milk.

Hongkongers are sorely lacking calcium in their diet, according to a recent poll of more than 1,300 people. The average intake of the vital mineral is only 574mg, a far cry from the recommended 1,000mg, found the street survey conducted in May by milk powder brand Anlene.

Monday, 1 July, 2013, 11:25am 2 comments

Mengniu Dairy to pay HK$3b for 27pc Modern Dairy stake

China Mengniu Dairy is extending its presence in China's relatively undeveloped dairy market with a HK$3.18 billion investment. Photo: Reuters

China Mengniu Dairy, the country's largest manufacturer of liquid dairy products, plans to pay HK$3.18 billion to dramatically boost its stake in China Modern Dairy, in an attempt to get a tighter hold of its raw milk supply.

9 May 2013 - 5:19am

Sales pickup gives lift to China Mengniu Dairy

Mengniu says gross profit margin should improve thanks to new products, better cost control and a rise in retail prices. Photo: Bloomberg

The Inner Mongolia-based company said in an analysts conference yesterday that its revenue had grown year on year since January this year. Gross profit margin is also expected to improve thanks to the launch of new products, better cost control and a rise in retail prices.

28 Mar 2013 - 6:31am

Short Science, December 30, 2012

A study found that two cups of milk a day was the right balance to maintain sufficient vitamin D without affecting iron levels.

One of the key compounds in green tea is Epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG, a potent antioxidant, which supporters say reduces fat gain and enhances fat-burning.

30 Dec 2012 - 7:12am

Mainland importers jump on milk train

Infant food from overseas has become more popular with mainland mothers after the local tainted milk scandal of 2008. Photo: Bloomberg

Chinese companies are flocking to bring overseas-brand baby formula into the mainland, where prices and profit margins are among the highest in the world.

Each month yet another batch of imported baby food is added to supermarket shelves around the nation, all packaged for mainland mothers with labels saying they are "tailor-made for Chinese babies".

5 Nov 2012 - 3:25am

Hunan milk firm shuts plant over contamination concerns

The Hunan-based dairy company forced to recall 31 tonnes of infant milk powder in July because of contamination concerns has closed the plant that produced the product.

14 Oct 2012 - 11:19am 1 comment

St Betty entices with many interesting dishes

St Betty restaurant is quiet at night; yuzu and lemon posset (centre); roasted pineapple with tapioca.Photos: Nora Tam

Shop 2075, Podium Level Two, IFC Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central

Tel: 2979 2100

Open: 11.30am-3pm (from 10am Saturday, Sunday and public holidays), 6pm-10pm

Cuisine: European

Price: about HK$570 without drinks or the service charge.

6 Sep 2012 - 9:46am

Baby milk legislation to be speeded up

The government will speed up legislation to close loopholes that exempt baby food from nutrition-labelling rules in the wake of tests that showed two brands of Japanese baby formula lacked a nutrient vital to brain development.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:15pm


Illustration: Emilio Rivera

Although I haven't drunk a glass of milk since I was forced to by my mother as an adolescent (despite her insistence to the contrary, it didn't make me grow up to be big and strong), I actually consume a fair amount of it. While I do drink milk in coffee, most of my intake comes from savoury dishes and desserts, especially ice cream.

1 Sep 2012 - 12:35am

Hunan firm pays price for tainted milk

Authorities have ordered a Hunan-based dairy firm to shut down production and recall more than 31 tonnes of an infant milk powder that was found to be tainted with a carcinogenic agent, in the latest safety scare involving the industry.

25 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

On the shelf

I was hoping these Hokkaido Royal Milk Tea langue de chat (HK$78 for a box of 10) would be as good as those by the Yoku Moku brand, which are extremely delicate and delicious. Unfortunately, the Hokkaido brand doesn't come close - the biscuit seems thicker and the filling is far too sweet. They're sold at Fresh Mart, Sogo, 555 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay (tel: 2833 8338).

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Supermarket worker 'saw accused traders load vans'

A ParknShop storeroom assistant in the Wong Tai Sin Shopping Centre saw two traders move dozens of boxes of baby formula into their vehicles, Kwun Tong Court heard yesterday.

The 23-year-old assistant is a witness in the trial of five people who deny charges of conspiracy to defraud and bribery in relation to the sale of baby milk formula.

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Yili recalls mercury-laced milk goods

Dairy giant the Yili Group yesterday recalled some baby formula products after 'abnormal' levels of mercury were found.

The firm said it issued the recall after the national food-safety watchdog made the discovery in its All Excellent line of milk powder on Tuesday.

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Spacemen's diet hard to stomach

While there are plenty of unknowns involved in being launched into space, at least astronauts can take comfort in knowing the food is among the best their nation has to offer.

14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Mengniu confident despite tainted milk scare

China Mengniu Dairy said news of its milk products containing unsafe levels of a cancer-causing substance had affected sales in January, but it was confident it would meet this year's sales target.

The mainland's largest dairy reported net profit last year jumped 28.4 per cent to 1.59 billion yuan (HK$1.96 billion), and revenue grew 23.5 per cent to 37.4 billion yuan.

28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am