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Traces of Melamine Found in U.S.-Made Infant Formula

Annys Shin

Not sure how this jibes with the Food and Drug Administration's recent risk assessment which said it was "unable to establish any level of melamine and melamine-related compounds in infant formula that does not raise public health concerns" but you be the judge!

From Bloomberg News Service :

By Justin Blum

Nov. 25 (Bloomberg) -- The industrial chemical melamine has been found in infant formula made in the U.S. in low amounts that pose no health concern, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

The finding was expected because of the chemicals use in can liners and manufacturing, said Stephanie Kwisnek, an FDA spokeswoman, in a telephone interview.

She said it was trace amounts and she didn't know which companies products tested positive.

Melamine-tainted milk products sickened more than 50,000 children in China since September, and several died. Products from China that contain milk products are being blocked at U.S. ports until tests show they aren't tainted with melamine, the FDA said earlier this month.

By Annys Shin |  November 25, 2008; 5:30 PM ET Annys Shin , Consumer Alerts
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