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WHO Sets Standards for Melamine in Milk

8:11 AM MDT | July 20, 2012

The World Health Organization (WHO; Geneva) says that the Codex Alimentarius Commission, a food standards body run jointly by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO; Rome) of the United Nations, and WHO, has agreed on new regulations including the maximum level of melamine in liquid milk formula for babies. The commission has set a maximum limit of 0.15 mg/kg for melamine in liquid infant milk. Codex Alimentarius Commission standards serve in many cases as a basis for national legislation, and provide the food safety benchmarks for international food trade...

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