PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT
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 which is rare in infants. The Chinese manufactured infant formula may be contaminated with melamine. Melamine artificially increases the protein profile of milk and can causes kidney diseases such as those seen in these Chinese infants.
The FDA is asking local officials to work with the Agency to assist with the removal of any Chinese infant formula found on store shelves, and to warn residents, especially members of the Asian community to avoid using Chinese manufactured infant formula. See Fox News.
The FDA is advising caregivers not to feed infant formula manufactured in China to infants. This should be replaced with an appropriate infant formula manufactured in the United States. Individuals should contact their health care professional if they have questions regarding their infant's health or if they note changes in their infant's health status.