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Melamine

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  • Doing Nothing Won’t Do Anything

    “Without question, America’s food safety system has degenerated over the past 6 years. We don’t know how many times concerns raised by F.D.A. employees were ignored or soft-pedaled by their superiors. What we do know is that since 2001 the F.D.A. has introduced no significant new food safety regulations except those mandated by Congress.”

News Articles

  • Consumers Union wants more tests of baby formula
    Source: St. Louis Post Dispatch (Sunday January 11, 2009)

    A prominent consumer group is calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to expand its review of infant formula and further test for the industrial chemical melamine and related compounds.

  • Consumers Union says melamine guidelines unsafe
    Source: Associated Press (Sunday January 11, 2009)

    The decision by the Food and Drug Administration to allow U.S.-manufactured infant formula contaminated with melamine or its byproducts onto store shelves is “seriously flawed” and medically risky because parents may feed their babies more than one product, scientists at the nonprofit group Consumers Union said Friday.

  • Melamine tainted eggs discovered in China
    Source: New York Times (Monday October 27, 2008)

    Hong Kong food inspectors have found eggs imported from northeast China to be contaminated with high levels of melamine, the toxic industrial additive at the heart of an adulteration scandal in Chinese milk products.