Please shop Walmart

Jim kd7nnv at GMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 16 00:42:19 MST 2008


What does this have to do with Walmart?  This is a common infant formula 
that can be found at most every location where infant formula is sold.

Your hatred of Walmart is really becoming irrational.

Carl Spitzer wrote:
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>   *FDA Discounts Danger From Melamine in U.S.-Made Infant Formula*
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> Audio: Stephen Sundlof, D.V.M., Ph.D., Director of the FDA’s Center for 
> Food Safety & Applied Nutrition
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> ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 1 -- Levels of melamine found in a sample of 
> U.S.-made infant formula do not pose a safety risk, the FDA said.
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> The agency detected trace amounts of the toxic chemical in a single 
> sample of Nestle Nutrition's Good Start Supreme Infant Formula with Iron.
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> Melamine was found in concentrations of 137 and 140 parts per billion. 
> In an updated risk assessment, the FDA said that concentrations less 
> than 1,000 parts per billion do not raise safety concerns. Earlier the 
> FDA had said no level of melamine was safe. (See: FDA Says No Safe Level 
> of Melamine in Baby Formula 
> <http://www.medpagetoday.com/PublicHealthPolicy/PublicHealth/11168>)
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> Agency testing also found cyanuric acid -- a chemical relative of 
> melamine -- at concentrations of 247, 245, and 249 parts per billion in 
> a single sample of Mead Johnson's Enfamil Lipil with Iron. Levels below 
> 1,000 parts per billion are considered tolerable, according to the 
> updated risk assessment.
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> The FDA is still awaiting results from 13 of the 87 samples tested.
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> Agency officials stressed that U.S.-made infant formula is safe and that 
> there have been no reported illnesses stemming from its use.
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> "Switching away from one of these infant formulas to alternate diets or 
> homemade formulas could result in infants not receiving the complete 
> nutrition required for proper growth and development," said Stephen 
> Sundlof, D.V.M., Ph.D., director of the FDA's Center for Food Safety & 
> Applied Nutrition.
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> The updated risk assessment does not address the safety of a combination 
> of melamine and one of its chemical relatives. Such a combination has 
> not been found in any U.S.-made formula, Dr. Sundlof said.
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> The agency believes the chemical was not deliberately placed in the 
> formula.
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> Trichloromelamine is approved for use as a cleaner for food processing 
> equipment and utensils and breaks down into melamine when used. Melamine 
> is also approved for use in objects such as can liners and packaging 
> materials.
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> On Oct. 3, the FDA issued a risk assessment saying that it could not 
> determine a safe level of melamine in infant formula. The agency 
> released an updated risk assessment last week after completing further 
> testing.
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> The information released by the FDA corrected a report from the 
> Associated Press last week that said that melamine was found in the Mead 
> Johnson product and cyanuric acid was found in the Nestle Nutrition 
> product. (See: Melamine Found in U.S.-Made Baby Formula 
> <http://www.medpagetoday.com/InfectiousDisease/PublicHealth/11940>)
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> *Additional Public Health Coverage 
> <http://www.medpagetoday.com/InfectiousDisease/PublicHealth/>*
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