After the announcement was made last week that trace amounts of the toxic chemical melamine was found in top selling infant formula, many concerned parents and members of a national consumer group began demanding from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a recall on the products in question. As reported by the Associated Press, the Food and Drug Administration responded to consumer reactions by stating the information released previously was inaccurate.
The FDA was reportedly flooded with calls from parents seeking answers about the safety of formula provided to their children, and maintained the position that it was safe and parents should continue to feed it to infants.
One US manufacturer stated to be involved in the contamination, Mead Johnson, voiced frustration at the FDA’s release of what they have labeled faulty information, with a representative quoted as remarking in the AP report, “We’re getting inundated by calls from moms confused about the situation.”
Abbott Laboratories and Nestle are stated to be manufacturers connected to the contamination issues as well. The situation is still being investigated.