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Investigative TV report praised Sanlu

Just a week before the Sanlu Group scandal came to light, the mainland's media was lavishing praise on the company and had recommended its milk powder to the nation's millions of consumers.

Sunday, 14 September, 2008, 12:00am

Lawyers offering free advice in fight for compensation

Twenty mainland lawyers have offered to give free legal advice to families of babies who fell ill or died after being fed the contaminated milk powder.

13 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Small dairy firms to go as NDRC stirs industry shake-up

Some small and medium-sized dairy producers on the mainland are set to disappear after the central government issued a clear policy encouraging consolidation in the industry, experts and analysts say.

16 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Baby milk powder shortage eased by increase in price and supplies

A shortage of baby milk powder has been eased by higher prices and added supply, a business group says.

Lau Oi-kwok, chairman of the General Chamber of Pharmacy, said the situation had improved since April. He said the price increases had discouraged mainland shoppers from buying the powder in bulk.

23 May 2008 - 12:00am

Food label legislation must take note of people on special diets

In his article ('Food labelling boils down to public health', May 9), Bernard Chan calls the removal of small volume imported food items that make nutritional claims a 'seemingly minor point'. I believe this is a view he maintains despite the report ('Plan to expand exemptions from food-label law criticised', May 14).

15 May 2008 - 12:00am

Mengniu moving up value chain as costs rise

Known to be keen on promoting corporate social responsibility, Niu Gensheng, China Mengniu Dairy's chairman, has made it clear that it is not a goal of his company to profiteer.

14 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Mengniu goes high end to offset rising cost pressure

China Mengniu Dairy, the mainland's largest milk producer, will roll out more nutritious and high-end products to ease the pressure of rising raw material costs after reporting a better than expected 28.7 per cent profit growth last year.

9 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Producers boost supply of baby milk powder

Pharmaceutical companies say there is no shortage of baby milk powder in the stores, even though demand from shoppers has increased sharply.

Pingo Luk Yip-shing, general manager of Abbott Nutrition, said the demand for baby milk powder had been rising for six months, so the manufacturer had increased supplies by 20 per cent to 30 per cent from the last quarter of last year.

27 Mar 2008 - 12:00am


Mascarpone is one of those foods you just know you shouldn't over-indulge in - anything this rich and delicious has to be bad for you.

What is it? It's a triple-cream cheese with a butterfat content of at least 75 per cent. It's made by curdling cream then draining off the whey. The texture is rich, smooth and creamy while the flavour is mild.

23 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Community service for dairy blackmail

A woman was sentenced to 160 hours of community service for blackmailing a dairy company after her five-year-old son fell ill after drinking spoiled milk. Kowloon City Court heard that Chan Man-kuen, 41, who pleaded guilty to blackmail, threatened to share her story with the media last August unless mainland-based China Mengniu Dairy paid HK$30,000 in compensation.

4 Mar 2008 - 12:00am


At its most basic, yogurt is milk fermented with live bacteria, which doesn't sound very healthy or appetising, although it can be.

24 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Woman blackmailed firm after son fell ill

A mother who demanded HK$30,000 from a maker of dairy products when her five-year-old son fell ill after drinking some of the company's milk pleaded guilty to a charge of blackmail yesterday.

Chan Man-kuen, 41, told mainland-based China Mengniu Dairy she would tell the media about her son's illness unless it had the money delivered to her home, Kowloon City Court was told.

19 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Chocolate-chip candies recalled

See's Candies has announced it is recalling 450-gram bags of its Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips that it sold around the globe. The company said the candies may contain undeclared traces of milk. Customers who bought the product with code dates serial numbers 30757, 31327, 32067, 33157 or 23397 should return them to the shops for a full refund.

15 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Parents face bigger formula bills as shortages force up dairy prices

The prices of milk powder and other dairy products would continue to surge because of a shortage, a food trader warned yesterday.

His comments followed recent fears that the price of bakery products would rocket with the imposition at the beginning of the year of a ban on mainland exports of flour to Hong Kong, which mainland authorities lifted on Sunday.

8 Jan 2008 - 12:00am


Tower at police complex defies sustainability

I find it troubling that the government would agree in principle with the Jockey Club's proposal to install a transparent tower at the former Central Police Station complex.

Let's set aside the argument about whether such a new structure could be integrated with the existing historic site.

19 Oct 2007 - 12:00am