Thursday, September 11, 2008

Infant Formula from China May Be Tainted

Infant formula from China may be tainted by chemical, FDA says
(, Updated at 12:10 p.m., Thursday, September 11, 2008)

AP WASHINGTON -- Tainted infant formula from China may be on sale at ethnic groceries in this country, even though it is not approved for importation, federal officials warned on Thursday.

However, the Food and Drug Administration stressed that the domestic supply of infant formula is safe.

FDA officials are urging U.S. consumers to avoid all infant formula from China, after several brands sold in that country came under suspicion of being contaminated with melamine, a chemical used in plastics. Officials said there have been reports from China of babies developing kidney stones as a result. There have been no reports of illnesses in the U.S.

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