Tiny Levels Of Melamine Reported In More U.S. Produced Formula

The industrial chemical melamine and a byproduct, cyanuric acid, have turned up in more containers of infant formula made in the United States.

The Food and Drug Administration says the chemicals have been
detected in four of 89 containers of the formula. That's twice as
many as previously reported.

The contamination is described as extremely tiny, at levels that
federal regulators say are safe for babies.

Melamine at much higher levels was recently found to have contaminated milk products around the world. It's been implicated
in the sickening of nearly 300,000 babies in China and killing at
least six infants there.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Wants to Know on Jan 8, 2009 at 04:45 AM
    They always talking about they found this in formula, what formula. You have Good Start, Enfamil, Similac.....are they all made by the same people. Please give more details.
  • by mom Location: kville on Jan 7, 2009 at 06:47 PM
    Levels that are safe ? How can ANY level be safe? Looks to me like you would not want any level of anything harmful in any way in babies milk.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Jan 7, 2009 at 05:54 PM
    Why are not these products tested befor they are used?
  • by Momof 3 Location: Greenville on Jan 7, 2009 at 05:15 PM
    Just another reason to breastfeed!
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