Well this is weird… first the FDA says they found trace amounts of melamine in their tests of 77 US formula samples including those from Mead Johnson, the makers of Enfamil.  But now they say “The FDA has confirmed with Mead Johnson that melamine was not found in any of our products they tested”.  Hmm.  People panicked over the FDA’s claims to traces of melamine in leading brands but in an effort to squelch consumer worries companies are saying their in-house testing finds no traces at all.

Companies coming forward claiming their own testing shows no melamine content:

  • Hain Celestial Group Inc – Earth’s Best Organic Formula
  • Privately held PBM Nutritionals (store brand formulas)

Abbott Nutrition, Nestle uSA, and Solus Products were not reached for comment on the FDA’s findings reported yesterday. The FDA said the low level of melamine (and melamine byproducts) posed no risk, but reports of the finding caused alarm among parents. None of this is sitting well with us.  We’ll keep up with the news in the meantime…

Source: Reuters

Learn More: What is Melamine – A Crash Course

Posted by: SafeMama Kathy on November 27, 2008

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