Traces of melamine found in US-made infant formula

December 1, 2008

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed that non-hazardous amounts of melamine have been detected in US-made infant formula, reported Reuters.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed that non-hazardous amounts of melamine have been detected in US-made infant formula, reported Reuters.

The FDA stated that the trace amounts of the toxin, detected in one sample, posed no health risk, and were likely caused by the manufacturing or packaging process, not contamination, as has been the case in China this year. Consumers should still continue to use US-made infant formula, FDA officials stated.

In light of the recent Chinese melamine contamination in infant formula, the FDA has used more sensitive tests in its expansion of melamine in all food products, as reported by Reuters.