FDA sets melamine standard for baby formula (AP)

Chemist Michael Filigenzi demonstrates how vials of liquefied pet food are placed in trays for testing for the industrial chemical melamine at the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory, at the University of California, Davis, campus in Davis, Calif., Monday, Nov. 18, 2008.  Traces of melamine have been detected in samples of top-selling U.S infant formula.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)AP – Two months ago, federal food regulators said they were unable to set a safety threshold for the industrial chemical melamine in baby formula. Now, however, they found a way to settle on a standard that allows for higher levels than those found in U.S.-made batches of the product.

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