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Calcium intake sorely lacking in Hongkongers

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, 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

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

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

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

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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


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

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

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