Public enquiries on infant formulae with low iodine content
10 August 2012
A spokesman for the Department of Health (DH) said today (August 10) that 94 parents of infants aged from one to eight months who have been taking Wakodo and Morinaga infant milk formulae have made appointments with the 10 designated Maternal and Child Care Centres for a thyroid function test as at 4pm today.
Up to 4pm today, the DH hotline (2125 1111), operating from 9am to 9pm daily, had received 3,420 enquiries from members of the public.
One hundred and thirty-eight callers said that their infants are mainly consuming the infant formulae concerned. They have been advised to change to another brand of cow milk-based formula with adequate iodine content.
Updated information will be uploaded to the DH's website (This link will open in a new windowwww.dh.gov.hk) for public reference.