Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Melamine Found in U.S.-Made Infant Formula but which one?

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

WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration said that it found one positive sample of U.S.-made infant formula containing melamine "at very low trace levels."

Stephen Sundlof, director of the FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, said the agency also found melamine in a few samples of products such as nutritional supplements and medical supplements, all made by the five U.S. manufacturers of infant formula. Dr. Sundlof said the melamine detected was at "extremely low levels" and likely was the result of contact with melamine during the processing or from packaging. Melamine was approved to be a "food contact substance" in the late 1960s or early 1970s.

The melamine found in U.S.-made products "is no cause for concern" from a health standpoint, Dr. Sundlof said. The FDA said the low level of melamine was detected with the use of new technology that can detect minute traces of the chemical.

Why in the hell is the FDA not naming the brand?

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