CIC Weekly Buzz
Aug 17, 2010

Synutra IMF issue creates buzz, but not crisis : CIC

CHINA - Following recent reports that Synutra infant milk formula might be linked to abnormal sexual development in infants, CIC looks at how netizens responded to the report.

On 9 August, news outlets in China reported an issue with Nasdaq listed Chinese infant milk formula brand Synutra. The reports pointed to parents blaming Synutra for their daughters' abnormal sexual development. The news reported that extremely high level of hormone estradiol was found in the girls after consuming Synutra product. Total new mentions of the crisis on social media and news channels peaked at 257 on 10 August with the announcement of a fourth affected infant.

 

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