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Cab Chat

Tsang Yiu-kei, 50, ponders the difficulty of finding a safe source of food for his family, and despairs at the plight of those on low incomes

Monday, 6 October, 2008, 12:00am

Holidays bring fearful families

The beginning of the 'golden week' holiday saw Hong Kong hospitals crammed with mainland parents wanting to make sure their children did not have kidney stones. They also used their visits to stock up on powdered milk made by foreign brands.

30 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Police in Hebei seize melamine in farm raids

Police have seized a total of 222.5kg of melamine from farms and milk stations in Shijiazhuang amid efforts to salvage the mainland dairy industry.

30 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Cab Chat

Lee Kam-kei praises the quality control displayed by the space programme but holds little hope of seeing better controls on food from the mainland

29 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Doorstep deliveries resume after melamine milk panic

Hong Kong's only doorstep-milk- delivery company has seen scores of panicked customers cancelling orders because of the melamine scandal.

Farm Milk, which has a processing factory in Shek Kong in the New Territories, was forced to stop home deliveries for two days last week when mainland authorities stopped milk exports while they carried out checks on dairy farms.

28 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Products found to contain melamine

Sep 11

Central government : Sanlu baby milk powder

Sep 16

Hong Kong government: Yili ice yogurt bar

Central government: Infant formula made by another 21 companies apart from Sanlu

Sep 18

Hong Kong media: Eight products made by Yili, ranging from frozen foods to milk

Sep 19

27 Sep 2008 - 12:00am


Milk scandal points to poor quality feed

The rise in the number of children adversely affected by melamine added to milk powder is of great concern to all.

However, the presence of the melamine points to a fundamental problem in the dairy industry on the mainland.

26 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

HK to test milk for melamine at border

Fresh milk imported from the mainland will be checked at the border for melamine from today, the Hong Kong government has announced.

The news came as it was revealed yesterday that a fifth child had fallen ill with kidney problems after consuming contaminated dairy products. The Centre for Health Protection said the 10-year-old boy had a history of travel to the mainland.

26 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Tainted milk scandal horrific

I was astonished to learn a three-year-old girl was the first known Hong Kong victim of the tainted baby milk scandal.

I read in an article 'Kidney stone in HK girl fed tainted milk' in the Sunday Morning Post on September 21 that four babies had died on the mainland and thousands were ill.

25 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Concerned parents flock to wet nurses

Wanted: wet nurses. Pay: 10,000 yuan (HK$11,400) a month - and if you are a college graduate, double that.

As panicky mainland parents grow desperate for safe food sources for their babies amid the scandal over adulterated baby formula, demand for wet nurses is soaring.

23 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Help milk farmers, Beijing tells local authorities, firms

Beijing has ordered local authorities to help millions of beleaguered milk farmers as many large farms have stopped buying raw milk following the tainted milk crisis.

The authorities fear that if the farmers are forced to slaughter their cows and close their dairy farms, it will trigger a collapse of the mainland dairy industry.

23 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Responsibility the key to food safety

The number of mainland children known to be affected by tainted milk products since the scandal emerged nearly two weeks ago has passed 50,000. Belatedly, state leaders have taken decisive steps to show they are taking the matter seriously. This is necessary to address widespread anxieties and anger over the manmade blunder.

23 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Cab Chat

The current economic environment reminds Lam Kwok-kuen, 40, of conditions during the Asian financial crisis and Sars

22 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Wen apologises to victims of tainted milk

In state broadcast, leader feels 'extremely guilty'

Premier Wen Jiabao apologised yesterday to the victims of the tainted-milk scare and to the country's citizens during a broadcast on state-run television.

22 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Beauty parlours told to keep clients informed

Amid the scare over milk adulterated with the industrial chemical melamine, Hong Kong beauty parlours are being urged to tell their customers the origin of products containing milk before applying them.

21 Sep 2008 - 12:00am