FDA releases update on melamine investigation


Since September, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been investigating possible contaminated milk-based products coming out of China. The FDA is advising consumers not to consume the following products because of possible melamine contamination:

  • YILI Brand Sour Milk Drink
  • YILI Brand Pure Milk Drink
  • Blue Cat Flavored Drinks
  • White Rabbit Candies
  • Mr. Brown Mandehling Blend Instant Coffee (3-in-1)
  • Mr. Brown Arabica Instant Coffee (3-in-1)
  • Mr. Brown Blue Mountain Blend Instant Coffee (3-in-1)
  • Mr. Brown Caramel Macchiato Instant Coffee (3-in-1)
  • Mr. Brown French Vanilla Instant Coffee (3-in-1)
  • Mr. Brown Mandheling Blend instant Coffee (2-in-1)
  • Mr. Brown Milk Tea (3-in-1)
  • Infant formula manufactured in China

FDA is pursuing an investigation into milk and milk-based products from China, such as this TriStar Food Blue Cat flavored drink, due to possible melamine contamination. Photo courtesy of FDA/ TriStar Food Wholesale Co.
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It has been reported that a number of infants in China who have consumed Chinese manufactured infant formula are suffering from kidney stones, a condition the agency says is rare in infants. The Chinese manufactured infant formula may be contaminated with melamine. Melamine artificially increases the protein profile of milk and can cause kidney diseases such as those seen in the Chinese infants.

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