August 14, 2012


Japan milk powder products in Hong Kong found to have low level of iodine


Four Japanese brands of baby formula milk powder in Hong Kong, including Meiji and Morinaga, are graded to contain significantly low levels of iodine over the weekend.


Earlier, six imported milk powder brands in Hong Kong were also found to have insufficient levels of iodine, taking the number of unqualified brands to 10. But Meiji said that the milk powder products sold in the Chinese mainland are produced in Australia, and most of the products might have entered into Hong Kong through non-official channels, the report said.


Morinaga said that the milk powder's iodine content meets Japan's standard, as it is not allowed to add iodine to food products in Japan, according to the newspaper.
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