The recent news of melamine includes the death of countless number of family pets when the food supply was contaminated. In the past months, there have been reports of melamine in the milk supply in China. Some deaths have been reported. Now there is a evidence of melamine in American infant formula:

“Traces of the industrial chemical melamine have been detected in samples of top-selling U.S. infant formula, but federal regulators insist the products are safe.

The Food and Drug Administration said last month it was unable to identify any melamine exposure level as safe for infants, but a top official said it would be a “dangerous overreaction” for parents to stop feeding infant formula to babies who depend on it.”

link: FDA finds traces of melamine in US infant formula

The Food and Drug Administration are trying to reassure the public that the melamine levels are within acceptable limits. However, the question remains how this chemical found its way into the food chain. And what research shows that, in the long term, there are no adverse impact from infants ingesting even trace amounts of melamine?

Catherine Forsythe