Friday, November 28, 2008

Melamine found in US formula

FDA defends safety of U.S. infant formula:
FDA tests found "very low levels" of the industrial chemical melamine in Nestle's Good Start Supreme with Iron formula, said Stephen Sundlof, director of the FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

It also found low levels of cyanuric acid in Mead Johnson's Enfamil Lipil with Iron, Sundlof said. Mead Johnson is a unit of Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Those findings "do not raise public health concerns," Sundlof told a conference call. "The domestic supply of infant formula is safe."

Representatives for Nestle and Bristol-Myers could not immediately be reached for comment.

The FDA earlier this week said it had found one brand of formula containing melamine, a chemical used widely in the production of plastics and fertilizer, but declined to name the company to Reuters.

The article goes on to say that the FDA is not yet finished testing samples.


Anonymous said...

I'm very sorry to say this there should NOT BE ANY MELAMINE in our food at all! What is wrong with the FDA saying this is safe? They must be crazy. I do believe that for what ever reason that our country is trying to kill us off slowly or they would not say any food is safe it it has one bit of Melamine in it. This is what we get anyways taking everything to another country putting out farmers out of business. We did not have all this years and years ago...not until every thing is comming from another country mostly CHINA. We have helped China get so big and now they are trying to kill us all.Oh I just do not believe this at all.

Anonymous said...

it is very disturbing to hear the FDA is okaying anything which has the slightest bit of melamine in it. this stuff does not belong in our food, our babies food or even our pets food. i'm gonna guess that some pockets were greased over at the FDA and presto, melamine is now safe! i wonder how many of these baby formula companies list melamine on their labels.

Anonymous said...

When will we learn that the FDA is protecting the interest of big business and not the interest of the American people, the FDA originally had said there was no safe level of melamine in baby formula, and now after they find it, it's a 180 degree turn and say there are now safe levels for poison in infant formula, this will kill children like it killed many dogs & cats a few years back.

Anonymous said...

I've also heard of other strange things like this. I hate thinking that this stuff actually happens!

Zakpack said...

To add to what is said above, The officials Responded to concerns about the presence of the contaminant melamine in numerous foods made in China and exported to the United States and elsewhere, the FDA said that consuming a very small amount of the chemical poses no serious risk. How when we have advanced so much in health sciences, taking such risks? So much for what the new government said about taking and improving health care!

Tom Schavo
Breastfeeding | Bottle feeding