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5 infants in HK sickened by tainted formula  

发烧拒食 香港5婴儿疑喝问题奶粉出现不适(图)

据香港《文汇报》报道,新西兰“恒天然”生产的浓缩乳清蛋白粉受肉毒杆菌污染,事件影响在香港进一步扩大。牛栏牌宣布全面回收两个批次的“乐童3”奶粉后,卫生署6日接到5宗幼儿饮用后报称不适个案。 [查看全文]
2013-08-08 16:20 Ecns.cn Web Editor: Mo Hong'e
(Photo: Wen Wei Po)

(Photo: Wen Wei Po)

(ECNS) – Hong Kong's Department of Health received five reports on Tuesday of infants suffering discomfort after drinking Cow & Gate's Happy Kid 3 Formula, according to Hong Kong newspaper Wen Wei Po.

The five infants were reported to have symptoms of fever, food refusal, drowsiness and fatigue after drinking contaminated formula.

Officials from Hong Kong's Center for Food and Safety said they would randomly inspect milk powder products on the market and update results every day.

Cow & Gate has announced a recall of two batches of Happy Kid 3 (formula for ages 1 to 3). The supplier of Cow & Gate promised on Tuesday to recall 60 thousand of the 80 thousand cans of contaminated milk powder on Hong Kong's market in two days. The rest might be stored in retail stores, or had already been sold.

New Zealand Milk Powder (HK) Limited said they had been informed of the recall of Karicare Gold Stage 2 (formula for children over 6 months old). But when and how many cans will be recalled are yet unknown.

Ko Wing-man, Secretary for Food and Health of Hong Kong, said he couldn't rule out that other foods tainted with bacteria Clostridium botulinum may have entered Hong Kong's market.

Other foreign brands have been eager to distance themselves from New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra. Abbott said its milk powders are produced in European factories and that those on the market in Hong Kong and Macao conform to safety standards. Nestle, Snow Brand Milk, Mead Johnson, and Friso Care have all claimed they don't use Fonterra's concentrated whey protein powder.

The six brands mentioned above share 90 percent of the milk powder market in Hong Kong.

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