Melamine and food health


Melamine was the biggest problem in recalling dog food two weeks ago, a result of dangerous food for dogs that killed animals across North America. After this scare food some people began to look at the human food sources that may have melamine in them.

Today the FDA came out with a press release stating that food for humans does not seem to be dangerous. Here are some extracts from this press release.

There is a very low risk to human health from the consumption of meat from pigs and chickens known to have been fed with pet food supplemented with melamine containing melamine and melamine-related compounds, according to an assessment by five scientists federal agencies.

In the most extreme risk assessment scenario, when scientists considered that all solid food a person consumed throughout the day was contaminated with melamine at the levels observed in animals feeding infected feed, the likely exposure was about 2,500 times lower than the dose was considered safe. In other words, it was far below any level of concern for public health.

Risk assessment is an important new scientific component of the ongoing federal joint research on imported wheat gluten and rice protein concentrate from China containing melamine and melamine compounds.

The risk assessment was carried out by FDA and the CDC of the Ministry of Health and Human Services (HHS), the EPA Border Protection (CBP) The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). This group is currently preparing a scientific assessment of the animal health risk associated with the intake of melamine containing melamine and its compounds.

Let us now hope that we should not worry about melamine and concentrate on all the other issues from pesticides to salmonella in our food.

Metameline and food health first appeared in life-saving counseling.