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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Daily Lessons from Life 10 May 2017 - Milk powder n more...?

"SINGAPORE: Formula milk manufacturers will not be able to use nutrition and health claims, as well as images that make drinking formula milk look attractive, once changes to Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) regulations take effect.

AVA will also streamline its import regulations in order to facilitate the entry of more suppliers and brands of formula milk. These changes are expected to be finalised by end of this year, AVA said in a joint media release with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Health Promotion Board (HPB) on Wednesday (May 10).

The proposed changes in regulation come as a response to the recommendations by the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS), following a market inquiry into the formula milk industry.

The inquiry found that prices of formula milk have been increasing due to manufacturers spending heavily on marketing as well as research and development.

In its report, the watchdog recommended that the public be educated on the nutritional content of formula milk as well as the nutritional requirements of infants and young children. It called for greater consumer awareness regarding the availability of a variety of formula milk, including those that are cheaper."

Better late never though questions must be asked of the "watch dogs" authorities why it takes that long to address this issue?

Is this a trend that our authorities just need to be reminded by the consumers that something is wrong in the market. If so, the consumers, in this case, n other issues in society will need the public to be vocal, or more vocal!!

I believe the public need to speak up more!! It is my belief that our government need more help to "see" some real issues that people in powerful position had never been - the elites fr the cradle!

Majulah Singapura on the voices if Singaporeans!!

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