Sunday, October 5, 2008

FDA Says Small Amount of Melamine Not Harmful to Adults

Article on cnn.com -- FDA: Tiny amount of melamine not harmful to adults.  Here's an excerpt:

Eating a tiny bit of a melamine, the chemical responsible for a global food safety scare, is not harmful except when it's in baby formula, U.S. food safety officials said Friday.

Melamine-tainted formula has sickened more than 54,000 children in China and is being blamed for the deaths of at least four tots. The chemical has also turned up in products sold across Asia, ranging from candies, to chocolates, to coffee drinks, that used dairy ingredients from China. Authorities in California and Connecticut have found melamine in White Rabbit candies imported from China.

But infant formula made in the U.S. is safe, because manufacturers do not use any ingredients from China.

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Eating a tiny bit of a melamine,is not harmful except when it's in baby formula. What about 65 years old or older person ?

Posted by: Luke Lutonson | Oct 5, 2008 7:00:14 PM

My wife was seriously poisoned by melamine in White Rabbit Creamy Candy. We need a lawyer who will go after the retailer and distributor and at least cover the cost of a kidney specialist to give her a complete work-up, reimburse her for work time lost, and give her something reasonable for the pain and suffering. We have witnesses, medical evidence, and we have the actual candy itself - pieces from the bag she ate from and other bags from the lot. The FDA won't test it, nor will private labs (they are very loyal to their corporate clients).

Posted by: Jim Ragland | Nov 23, 2008 5:30:43 AM

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