FDA says small amounts of melamine in U.S. food okay

Who’s running the starship?

The Food and Drug Administration said Friday its safety experts have concluded that eating a very tiny amount of melamine — 2.5 parts per million — would not raise health concerns, even if a person ate food that was tainted with the chemical every day.

But officials stressed the scientific assessment does not mean that U.S. authorities will tolerate any melamine that is deliberately added to foods. In China, unscrupulous suppliers appear to have been adding melamine to make watered-down milk seem protein-rich in quality-control tests. That’s because melamine is high in nitrogen, as is protein.

Damn good news, don’t you think? Did they put this through a clinical trial?

You just can’t make this stuff up. Democrat Dave


2 Responses to FDA says small amounts of melamine in U.S. food okay

  1. jonolan says:

    I imagine that their working from huge body of medical knowledge of what general amounts of what sort – alkaloids, acids, metal, inert inorganics, etc – of chemical compound the human liver and kidneys can process without harm.


  2. Dave says:

    I’ve got to tell you, I’m concerned about about unnatural compounds being acceptable in our food supply. This FDA ruling indicates there’s a threshhold. Is this being done because China’s asked us to do that? Democrat Dave


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