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The "very low trace levels" of the industrial chemical found in US-made products "is no cause for concern" from a health standpoint, said Stephen Sundloff, director of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Centre for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

The traces of melamine were found as part of a new programme of testing for the chemical initiated in the wake of the Chinese baby formula scandal.

In September, it emerged that Chinese babies fed formula made from powder tainted with the toxic chemical had developed kidney stones. At least four babies died and tens of thousands of others fell ill.

Earlier this month, the FDA announced that it was restricting the entry of Chinese-made milk products into the US. Under the restrictions, importers must prove that their products contained no traces of melamine before they could enter the US market.

The FDA said it had also found the chemical in a few samples of products such as nutritional supplements and medical supplements, all made by the five US manufacturers of infant formula.


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