Powdered Milk

18 arrested over milk-powder bribery ring

The ICAC has arrested 18 people in suspected bribery scams involving supermarket workers over the sale of milk powder to traders who resell the products on the mainland.

Tuesday, 10 May, 2011, 12:00am

Another crackdown amid new scandals

As the mainland's ever expanding list of tainted foods grew to include hotpot, drinks and honey, the State Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency regulation on Thursday ordering a strict crackdown on the use of illegal food additives.

30 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Quotes of the Week

There's always a good deal of fantasy in the wine business - people are buying dreams as well as drinks. The more they pay, the more they're dreaming

Internationally renowned wine writer Hugh Johnson

I don't really know how much money I've made. I only know that it's not yet enough for me

Singer and actor Aaron Kwok Fu-shing

9 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

2 arrested in raid on fake formula factory

Two suspects and nearly 11 tonnes of fake baby formula made with starch and sucrose were seized from a warehouse-turned-factory in Shenyang, Liaoning province, on Monday in the latest milk powder scandal on the mainland.

3 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Melamine return a timely reminder

Melamine is back. Tonnes of milk powder laced with the toxic industrial chemical were found during quality control testing in Gansu and Qinghai provinces.

13 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

White Rabbit candy still on the shelves

White Rabbit, China's most famous brand of candy, remained on mainland store shelves yesterday as its producer said it was unaware of any contamination by the chemical melamine despite a ban by Singapore.

'To date, we have not received any test reports saying White Rabbit candies contain melamine,' a spokeswoman for Shanghai-based food-maker Guan Sheng Yuan Group said.

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

Testing to expand to animal feed

China has vowed to step up testing of animal fodder as it deals with a widening tainted baby milk formula scandal that has killed at least three infants and sickened more than 6,200 babies.

19 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Foreign formula pours in

Soaring demand from middle-class mainland parents hoping to pay less for imported infant formula is boosting cross-border milk-powder shipping from Hong Kong into the Pearl River Delta.

At the same time, supermarkets are struggling to replace infant food made by blacklisted dairy firms.

19 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Complaints were received in June but nothing was done

The government received complaints from parents about Sanlu milk powder in June but no action was taken to investigate, mainland media reported.

An inquiry from the public about the product was found on the official website of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine on June 30, the Nanfang Daily reported.

13 Sep 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

Clean up children's goods: expert

Tougher standards recommended after series of quality problems involving youngsters' clothing, food and toys

A senior mainland child health expert has urged governments to impose tougher standards on the manufacture of products aimed at children after a series of quality problems with children's toys, clothing and food.

1 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Milk powder factory blamed for poisonings has licence revoked

General manager is sacked and firm is fined 200,000 yuan

The factory that produced the milk powder blamed for poisoning more than 150 children in Guizhou province recently has had its licence revoked.

14 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

50 held as investigation into milk scandal deepens

Authorities on the mainland have detained or arrested 50 people as the investigation into the sale of substandard milk powder continues.

At least 16 infants fed substandard milk powder in Fuyang city , Anhui province , died of malnutrition recently and hundreds more were left ill.

10 May 2004 - 12:00am

Number of malnourished babies may have doubled to 354: study

A total of 354 children have been left malnourished by substandard milk powder during the past year in a city in Anhui , a State Council investigation has found.

28 Apr 2004 - 12:00am