Codex Sets Standard for Melamine in Liquid Infant Formula

July 5, 2012

The agency established an exposure limit of 0.15 mg/kg of formula.

The UN food standards body has established a melamine exposure limit for liquid infant formula at 0.15 mg/kg of formula. The Codex Alimentarius Commission is jointly run by the UN WHO and FAO.

Two years ago, Codex set maximum limits for melamine in powdered infant formula (1 mg/kg) and other foods and animal feed (2.5 mg/kg).

“The new limit will help governments protect consumers by determining if detected levels of melamine result from unavoidable melamine contamination that does not cause health problems or from deliberate adulteration,” said the organization.