Saturday, November 29, 2008

FDA: Traces of Melamine Safe in Baby Formula

Issuing an update on the reports from China of infant formula contaminated with melamine, the FDA has issued a Health Information Advisory to proactively reassure the American public that there is no known threat of contamination in infant formula manufactured by companies that have met the requirements to sell such products in the United States.

This is so because because none of the Chinese manufacturers of infant formula have fulfilled the requirements to sell infant formula in the United States. Based on World Health Organization reports, tainted infant formula in China has claimed the lives of four babies and more than 47,000 children in China had to be hospitalized, and and 12,000 were hospitalized from melamine-contaminated dairy products.

The FDA’s ongoing investigation has shown that the domestic supply of infant formula is safe and that consumers can continue using U.S. manufactured infant formulas. In fact the FDA has concluded that levels of melamine alone or cyanuric acid alone, at or below 1 part per million (ppm) in infant formula do not raise public health concerns.

Here's the FDA update: Melamine Contamination in China

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