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Health Canada tests find melamine in baby food
« on: November 27, 2008, 08:35:54 AM »
Separate testing by both Health Canada and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has detected traces of melamine in infant formula, one of the first times the industrial chemical used to make plastic has been found in baby food made in North America.

The melamine levels were well below Health Canada's safety limits, although some public health advocates are critical of the industry and regulators for allowing any residues of a potentially dangerous substance in food for infants.

Health officials have been on alert for the chemical since the discovery this year of a massive case of melamine poisoning in China, where milk was deliberately adulterated with the chemical, leading to illnesses in more than 50,000 children, including cases of acute kidney failure.


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