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Update on Melamine in Infant Formula

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And an update on the China story, read here.

Last week, the FDA reported that it had found trace amounts of the chemical melamine in some infant formulas. From CBS news:
They are Mead Johnson’s Enfamil LIPIL with Iron and Nestle’s Good Start Supreme Infant Formula with Iron. Abbott Laboratories, whose brands include Similac, independently reported that it had detected trace levels of melamine in its formula…
The FDA came under fire recently for failing to set safety standards after large doses of melamine, as much as 10,000 parts per million, caused the deaths of three infants in China and made 50-thousand others sick. But late last week, administration set a safe threshold for either of the chemicals alone at 1 part per million – higher than the amounts they found in U.S. brands. The FDA insists the formulas are safe…
The FDA said it believes the contamination may occur because melamine is contained in a cleaning solution used on some food processing equipment. Parents looking for an alternative might consider this: about 90 percent of all infant formulas produced in the U.S. are made by the three companies whose products tested positive for contaminants.

Here’s the FDA update.
And watch this video from CBS news.



One Response to “Update on Melamine in Infant Formula”

This type of thing is so very scary. I just don’t understand how any woman could feel inconvienced or uncomfortable nursing their child. I especially appreciate the ability to nurse when I see stories like this or tragedies where a child could have been saved if they had been nursed. Love your site.

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