The New York Times reported yesterday that the Chinese manufacturer, Sanlu Group, is recalling all of its baby formula after it was learned one baby died and 14 others developed kidney stones. The formula is tainted with the same deadly chemical, Melamine, that was found in dog food earlier last year in the United States. It is believed that Melamine may have been used in diluting milk with water to increase the volume. This formula has been sold illegally in ethnic grocery stores in the United States. Janice Oliver from the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition states that formula sold legally in the United States poses “no threat of contamination.”
UPDATE: Take a look at an updated post since this on Melamine and tainted food that I wrote over at Eco Women: Protectors of the Planet!
ADDITIONAL UPDATE: See a more recent post on melamine found in baby formula manufactured in the United States.