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  • New rules announced to ensure safety of infant formula

    02/06/2014 4:09:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    FOX News ^ | February 6, 2014 | Associated Press
    The Food and Drug Administration is laying out new requirements to ensure the safety of infant formula. The rules announced Thursday are designed to make sure that formula manufacturers test their products for salmonella and other pathogens before they are distributed. They would also require formula companies to include specific nutrients, including proteins, fats and vitamins.
  • Bloomberg’s pro-breast-feeding initiative to lock away baby formula at 27 hospitals

    07/29/2012 3:10:08 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 104 replies
    Bloomberg’s pro-breast-feeding initiative to lock away baby formula at 27 hospitals By MARY KAY LINGE Last Updated: 5:52 AM, July 29, 2012 Posted: 11:19 PM, July 28, 2012 The nanny state is going after moms. Mayor Bloomberg is pushing hospitals to hide their baby formula behind locked doors so more new mothers will breast-feed. Starting Sept. 3, the city will keep tabs on the number of bottles that participating hospitals stock and use — the most restrictive pro-breast-milk program in the nation. Under the city Health Department’s voluntary Latch On NYC initiative, 27 of the city’s 40 hospitals have also...
  • Radioactive Baby Formula: 30.8 Becquerels/Kg of Cesium from Powdered Milk by Meiji

    12/06/2011 12:52:28 PM PST · by ransomnote · 12 replies ^ | Dec 5, 2011 | Ex-SKF
    The manufacturer will replace 400,000 cans of its baby formula free of charge. The brand that radioactive cesium has been found is "Meiji Step", a formula designed for infants 9 months and older. As the article by Sponichi below states, Meiji is the largest manufacturer of baby formulas with 40% market share. Meiji did its own testing and disclosed the number. Will other makers follow suit? SNIP "Meiji Step", a baby formula manufactured and sold by Meiji (headquartered in Tokyo), one of the largest food manufacturers in Japan, has been found with the maximum 30.8 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium by...
  • Japan: Radioactive cesium found in Meiji baby formula

    12/06/2011 1:07:15 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    Radioactive cesium found in Meiji baby formula TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Radioactive cesium of up to 30.8 becquerels per kilogram has been found in baby formula manufactured and sold by Meiji Co., sources familiar with the matter said Tuesday, citing a sampling by the major food company. While it is unclear how the isotope got into the powdered milk, retailed as "Meiji Step," the company suspects a link with the radioactive leaks from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant damaged by the March earthquake and tsunami, they said. Radioactive cesium has been found in baby formula for the first time since...
  • Similac formula recall has parents worried

    09/24/2010 10:45:11 AM PDT · by Immerito · 8 replies
    Tampa Bay Online ^ | September 24, 2010 | JACKIE BARRON
    SARASOTA - New parents with new babies in tow listened to last-minute advice at Sarasota Memorial Hospital's Celebration Going Home Brunch on Thursday. But this brunch included information on a large-scale recall of Similac infant formula. "We wanted to give you the education as to what you need to do at this point," nursing manager Judy Caravello said to the parents. Like many hospitals, SMH passes out diaper bags as a parting gift to parents. Some of the bags include a can of Similac. Caravello said that as soon as a Similac representative contacted the hospital, it immediately replaced the...
  • Explosives chemical found in US baby formula (perchlorate, used in fireworks,rocket fuel,flares)

    04/03/2009 7:24:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 72 replies · 2,551+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/3/09 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – A chemical used in explosives, fireworks and rocket fuel has been found in powdered baby formula in the United States, the non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG) said. In "little-noticed findings," researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 15 brands of baby formula contained perchlorate, an oxidizer in solid fuels used in explosives, fireworks, road flares and rocket motors, the EWG said. "Studies have established that the chemical is a potent thyroid toxin that may interfere with fetal and infant brain development," it said. The EWG said the CDC study's findings raised...
  • NM Dept. Of Health Recommends Breastfeeding After Infant Dies Of Rare Illness

    12/05/2008 6:47:37 PM PST · by Oyarsa · 15 replies · 641+ views
    LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- A New Mexico infant is dead and another is getting treatment at a hospital for a rare illness called enterobacter sakazakii. The New Mexico Department of Health said the illness is sometimes associated with baby formula. A baby boy in Otero County has died from the bloodstream and central nervous system infection. Now the state is advising safe ways to feed infants, including breastfeeding. “We're doing lab tests right now we're working with the Centers for Disease Control, and the Food and Drug Administration to look at every possible avenue. Right now it hasn't been linked...
  • 90 Percent of U.S. Infant Formula May Be Contaminated with Melamine

    12/01/2008 10:05:47 AM PST · by Oyarsa · 39 replies · 1,151+ views ^ | 11/29/08 | Mike Adams
    90 Percent of U.S. Infant Formula May Be Contaminated with Melamine; FDA Abruptly Declares Chemical Safe for Babies Saturday, November 29, 2008 by: Mike Adams, NaturalNews Editor Key concepts: Melamine, Infant formula and The FDA (NaturalNews) Up to 90 percent of the infant formula sold in the United States may be contaminated with trace amounts of melamine, the toxic chemical linked to kidney damage, according to recent tests. The FDA's test results, which the agency hid from the public and only released after the Associated Press filed a Freedom of Information Act request, showed that Nestle, Mead Johnson and Enfamil...
  • Questions and Answers About Trace Amounts of Melamine in U.S. Infant Formula

    11/30/2008 8:49:23 AM PST · by Oyarsa · 11 replies · 580+ views
    WebMD Children's Health ^ | 11/26/08 | Daniel J. DeNoon
    Nov. 26, 2008 -- Tiny "trace" amounts of potentially toxic melamine reportedly detected in U.S.-made infant formula pose little if any risk to kids, experts tell WebMD. Investigative reporters for the Associated Press obtained FDA documents showing the agency has been testing U.S. made baby formula for melamine. According to the AP report, one brand of formula contained very small amounts of melamine. Another brand contained similarly tiny amounts of cyanuric acid, a related chemical. And a third maker of infant formula told the AP that its own tests detected small amounts of melamine in its product.
  • FDA Draws Fire Over Chemicals [Melamine] In Baby Formula

    11/28/2008 8:41:00 AM PST · by Dr. Marten · 36 replies · 838+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11.27.08 | Lyndsey Layton
    Public health groups, consumer advocates and members of Congress blasted the Food and Drug Administration yesterday for failing to act after discovering trace amounts of the industrial chemical melamine in baby formula sold in the United States. "This FDA, this Bush administration, instead of protecting the public health, is protecting industry," said Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), who chairs the Appropriations subcommittee that oversees the FDA budget. In an interview, DeLauro said she wants the agency to disclose its findings and to develop a plan to remove melamine from formula. "We're talking about babies, about the most vulnerable. This really makes...
  • FDA Finds Traces of Melamine in US infant Formula

    11/25/2008 6:05:19 PM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 22 replies · 717+ views
    Yahoo & AP ^ | 11/25/08 | MARTHA MENDOZA & JUSTIN PRITCHARD
    Traces of the industrial chemical melamine have been detected in samples of top-selling U.S. infant formula, but federal regulators insist the products are safe. The Food and Drug Administration said last month it was unable to identify any melamine exposure level as safe for infants, but a top official said it would be a "dangerous overreaction" for parents to stop feeding infant formula to babies who depend on it. "The levels that we are detecting are extremely low," said Dr. Stephen Sundlof, director of the FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. "They should not be changing the diet....
  • FDA Tests Find Melamine Traces In Baby Formula

    11/25/2008 6:32:44 PM PST · by metmom · 120 replies · 2,580+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | By Jane Zhang, Shirley S. Wang and Jonathan D. Rockoff
    WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration said it found "trace levels" of the industrial chemical melamine in one sample of U.S.-made infant formula and in a few samples of products like nutritional and medical supplements, all made by the five U.S. manufacturers of infant formula. The FDA said, however, that the formula and the supplements were safe to consume. The agency declined to identify the companies and brand names of the products involved. But the nation's five FDA-approved makers of milk-based infant formulas are Abbott Laboratories, Bristol-Myer Squibb Co. Nestlé SA's Nestlé USA unit, PBM Products LLC and Solus...
  • Chinese milk scandal seen as risk in Europe

    09/26/2008 5:01:10 PM PDT · by Oyarsa · 2 replies · 254+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | 9/26/2008 | Elisabeth Rosenthal
    European Union regulators Thursday ordered rigorous testing of imports containing at least 15 percent milk powder after concluding that food containing tainted milk powder from China may well be circulating in Europe and putting children at risk. The action, announced by the European Food Safety Authority and the European Commission, significantly expands the potential geographic reach of a milk adulteration scandal in China to now include a range of foods sold around the world. The Europeans said cookies, toffees and chocolates were the major concerns. The World Health Organization and the Unicef also expressed concern Thursday about the Chinese milk...
  • China and the impact it has on the United States.

    09/12/2008 11:58:24 AM PDT · by DlRTYHARY · 18 replies · 160+ views
    BEIJING (AFP) - Shops throughout China pulled a milk powder suspected of killing one baby and sickening dozens of others from shelves on Friday in the latest safety scandal to rock the country's food industry. ADVERTISEMENT China's health ministry launched an investigation into the affair as media reports said dairy farmers were suspected of lacing milk used in the Sanlu brand formula with an industrial chemical to boost its protein content. The scandal has had repercussions overseas, with the US Food and Drug Agency reportedly alerting US markets to beware of Chinese-made baby formula. The World Health Organisation said it...
  • Chinese baby milk scare 'severe'

    09/13/2008 7:34:53 PM PDT · by biscuit jane · 8 replies · 249+ views
    bbc news ^ | 13 September 2008 12:36 | BBC no by line
    The number of Chinese babies known to have fallen ill with kidney stones as a result of contaminated milk powder has risen to 432, officials have announced. "This is a severe food safety accident," health ministry official Gao Qiang, said. Those responsible would be "severely" punished, he added. Later, it was announced that 19 people had been arrested. Tests showed the milk powder contained the industrial chemical melamine. One infant has died. The new scare revived memories of a fake baby milk formula scandal four years ago in which at least 13 babies died. Vow to punish ...
  • China's tainted-milk scandal spreads

    09/18/2008 1:27:01 AM PDT · by sidewinder009 · 16 replies · 152+ views
    seattletimes ^ | September 16, 2008
    A scandal over tainted infant formula spread Monday as authorities acknowledged as many as 10,000 babies may have ingested milk powder laced with the same chemical found in contaminated pet-food exports last year that caused scores of U.S. animals to die. Melamine, a chemical in making plastics and fertilizers, has been used by Chinese businesses to boost protein readings in animal feed and other food products. Pet foods containing melamine-laced ingredients traced to China sickened and killed thousands of dogs and cats in the U.S. last year. Many infants who were fed Sanlu milk powder were stricken with kidney stones....
  • Chinese baby milk toll escalates

    09/17/2008 1:07:13 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 20 replies · 264+ views
    BBC News ^ | September 17, 2008
    More than 6,200 babies have fallen ill after drinking formula milk made from contaminated powder, Chinese Health Minister Chen Zhu has announced. The figure is five times higher than previously announced. Mr Chen said a third baby had now died - with the latest fatality occurring in the Zhejiang province of eastern China. Twenty-two brands of powder were found to contain the toxic industrial chemical melamine, apparently added to make it appear higher in protein. Mr Chen said a total of 6,244 infants were now sick, and that the number of those diagnosed with "acute kidney failure" had risen to...
  • Bootleg Baby Formula Allegations Spread; FBI Looks at New Berlin Firm (WI)

    07/07/2007 6:18:44 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 8 replies · 990+ views
    JSOnline ^ | July 6, 2007 | David Doege
    A New Berlin grocery wholesaler under investigation in the fencing of large quantities of stolen infant formula is far from alone in a bootlegging battle that law enforcement has been waging for the better part of a decade. According to federal investigators, Kaloti Enterprises reached across state lines to take in $4 million in suspected stolen baby formula in one year alone. It's a scheme that the FBI says it has seen repeatedly in recent years. "In the years after September 11, police discovered and disrupted several regional and national theft rings specializing in shoplifted baby formula," according to a...
  • Threat Matrix: April 2007

    04/01/2007 6:46:34 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,621 replies · 18,564+ views
    Ahmadinejad Vows News Soon on Atomic Work -Full Story- Iran's president promised on Sunday Iranians would soon hear more news about the Islamic Republic's nuclear program, which the West believes is a covert effort to build atomic bombs despite Tehran's denials."The Iranian nation will soon hear fresh news about our country's nuclear transition," Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was quoted by the official IRNA news agency as saying.He did not give details about any announcements or when the news would be released but Ahmadinejad is due to hold a news conference on Tuesday. Iran Warns Bush Not to Talk Unwisely Over Britons'...
  • Huge Recall Of Similac Baby Formula

    09/18/2006 10:01:57 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 14 replies · 2,402+ views
    CBS News ^ | September 15, 2006 | Staff
    (AP) The Abbott health care company is recalling hundreds of thousands of bottles of infant formula distributed nationwide because they might not have enough vitamin C. The recall is for approximately 100,000 32-ounce plastic bottles of Similac Alimentum Advance liquid formula and approximately 200,000 bottles of Similac Advance with Iron, Abbott spokeswoman Tracey Noe said Friday. The bottles, distributed by Abbott's Ross Products division, are missing a special layer that keeps air out of the bottle, Noe said. When the oxygen enters the bottle, it causes the level of vitamin C to decrease over time, she said. If infants drink...