Wired PR News.com – After demands from parents and others to recall infant formula that was recently discovered to contain trace amounts of melamine, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) set a standard for a safe level of melamine contamination on Friday. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the FDA defined the threshold to be one part per million of melamine, as long as a related chemical is not present.
FDA officials continue to stress the safety of the formula found to be contaminated with melamine, and state that parents should not stop feeding it to their children if they need it. The levels found in the formula were tested to be significantly lower than what have now been determined the threshold.
Much of the concern from the public and difficulty of individuals to feel reassured by the FDA’s recent statements is due to the agency’s previous statements that a safe level of contamination of the industrial chemical could not be established for baby formula.