Hong Kong to Ensure Food Supply as Japan Limits Milk Exports
Japan may cut its supply of milk formula to Hong Kong as the quake-stricken nation keeps stocks to meet domestic demand, the Hong Kong government said in a statement. Alternatives from other countries are sufficient to meet the city’s needs, the government said after a meeting between suppliers and Permanent Secretary for Food and Health Marion Lai.
Japan’s nuclear-safety agency said the nation will limit distribution of spinach and milk after samples from the area near the crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant were found to have higher-than-normal radiation levels. Hong Kong families rushed to stock up on Japanese infant formula after the March 11 quake, buying a month’s supply of Megmilk Snow Brand Co.’s products in two days.
The Hong Kong government will continue to monitor the food markets and act if there’s a need, the statement said. Lai met representatives from companies including Mead Johnson Nutrition Co., Nestle SA (NSRGY) and A.S. Watson Group, it said.
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