Thursday, September 11, 2008
FDA Finds Melamine Found in Baby Formula Made in China
posted by Growing Your Baby at 9/11/2008 06:47:00 pm
Chinese newspapers are reporting that infant formula has been linked to kidney problems and kidney stones in babies there because the formula contains melamine — the same industrial contaminant that poisoned and killed thousands of U.S. dogs and cats last year.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, no baby formula approved for use in the United States is manufactured in China.
However, there is concern that illegal infant formula may be sold in Asian and ethnic markets. That happened once before in 2004, when fake infant formula from China, which killed dozens of babies in that country, was found in at least one U.S. store.
The FDA is working with state officials to make sure that all Chinese, Asian and ethnic markets are aware of the problem, Oliver says. The agency is also alerting the Chinese community to avoid using China-produced formula.
There is no immediate word on whether the formula may be on sale in Canada.