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Infant formulae being checked

The Centre for Food Safety today started sampling infant formulae manufactured in New Zealand for infants under one year old from local outlets to test if they have been affected by Clostridium botulinum.The centre said results are expected in the coming weeks, adding it will consider sampling other food products suspected of being contaminated.For the […]

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Infant formulae being checked

The Centre for Food Safety today started sampling infant formulae manufactured in New Zealand for infants under one year old from local outlets to test if they have been affected by Clostridium botulinum.   The centre said results are expected in the coming weeks, adding it will consider sampling other food products suspected of being […]

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Views sought on infant formulae

The Food & Health Bureau and the Centre for Food Safety today launched a public consultation on legislative proposals relating to formula products and foods intended for children under the age of 36 months.   The bureau said the centre’s finding of iodine-deficient infant formulae underlined the need to regulate such products urgently.   The […]

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Infant formulae hotline hours reduced

A hotline for those with questions about infant milk formulae with low iodine content has received 4,066 enquiries since August 8, the Department of Health said today, adding its operating hours will be reduced due to the low utilisation rate.   It said 157 callers had infants who were mainly consuming the infant formulae concerned, […]

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17 infant formulae iodine level meet standard

The iodine content of 17 infant formulae analysed by the Centre for Food Safety meets the requirement of the Codex Alimentarius Commission.   Among them were two more samples of infant formulae which did not meet the requirement in preliminary testing, namely Snow Brand Smart Baby 1 Infant Formula with Iron (900g) and Meiji (850g). […]

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Alert on 4 more infant formulae issued

Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man today urged parents not to use four types of infant formulae, as their iodine content is low and may harm infants.   They are Meiji Mirufi HP for children up to 36 months old (850g can), Morinaga for those up to 12 months old (820g), Morinaga for […]

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Alert issued on iodine deficient formulae

Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man has advised parents not to feed their babies two types of infant formulae, which do not meet World Health Organisation recommendations.   Speaking at a press conference today, Dr Ko said the iodine intake from Wakado and Morinaga infant formulae is below a third of the WHO’s […]

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