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FDA Now Says Some Melamine in Baby Formula OK

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After warning that no amount of melamine was safe in infant formula, the Food & Drug Administration ()FDA is now insisting that “trace” amounts of the chemical pose no danger.

Back in October, the FDA issued a public statement that levels of melamine and its analogues below 2.5 ppm in foods other than infant formula do not raise public health concerns.”  According to CNN.com, the agency said then that it did not have enough data to determine a safe level of melamine and its analogues in infant formula.

CNN.com is reporting that on Friday, FDA official said it was still not possible to determine a safe level for infant formula containing both melamine and cyanuric acid compounds, but officials “believe that at very low levels there should not be any health concerns.”

“Amounts of the industrial chemical melamine or the melamine-like compound called cyanuric acid that are below 1.0 ppm [1,000 parts per billion] do not raise public health concerns,” Stephen Sundlof, the FDA’s director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, told CNN.com.

The FDA’s announcement followed the revelation that melamine and cyanuric acid had been found in some samples of U.S.-made baby formula.   According to a report in the Associated Press,  the melamine was found in Nestle’s Good Start Supreme Infant Formula with Iron.  That formula had two positive tests for melamine on one sample, with readings of 0.137 and 0.14 parts per million.

The Associated Press also said Mead Johnson’s Infant Formula Powder, Enfamil LIPIL with Iron, had three positive tests for cyanuric acid, at an average of 0.247 parts per million. The FDA said last month that the toxicity of cyanuric acid is under study, but that in the meantime it is “prudent” to assume that its potency is equal to that of melamine.

Melamine is a renal toxin that can cause kidney stones and acute renal failure if ingested in large amounts.  In China, melamine-tainted formula has sickened over 50,000 children, killing at least four. The melamine was apparently added to milk powder by manufacturers to make it appear that their watered-down baby formula was more nutritious than it really was. According to the FDA, U.S. formula makers do not obtain ingredients for their products from China.

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