FDA: Baby formula from China illegal in U.S.

September 12, 2008

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised consumers not to purchase baby formula from China, in light of a recent Chinese infant death, reported Reuters.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised consumers not to purchase baby formula from China, in light of a recent Chinese infant death, reports Reuters.

Authorities from China stated that a tainted, milk-based formula led to the death of one baby and may have caused kidney stones in dozens of others.

Although the FDA stated that there is no evidence of Chinese baby formula currently in U.S. stores, officials still said it was possible some of these products may have entered the U.S. However, the domestic supply of infant formula is safe from contamination, the FDA stated.

The allegedly tainted milk formula in China was made by the Sanlu Group, which has recalled milk formula it made before August 6.