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Post time 2017-3-17 09:38:13 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2017-3-16 19:07
My thoughts.

Wish the best happens in your country, then you will say it is a must for it but will too late because you have consumed it.

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Post time 2017-3-17 13:04:17 |Display all floors
GhostBuster Post time: 2017-3-16 22:28
Nice to know that!
Melamine is approved for human consumption world wide.
You mean you do not know ...

could you please cite your sources stating which countries approve melamine fit for human consumption.

From the WHO website:

Questions and Answers on melamine

What is melamine?

Melamine is an organic base chemical most commonly found in the form of white crystals rich in nitrogen

What is melamine generally used for?

Melamine is widely used in plastics, adhesives, countertops, dishware, whiteboards.

Why was melamine added into milk and powdered infant formula?

In China, where adulteration has occurred, water has been added to raw milk to increase its volume. As a result of this dilution the milk has a lower protein concentration. Companies using the milk for further production (e.g. of powdered infant formula) normally check the protein level through a test measuring nitrogen content. The addition of melamine increases the nitrogen content of the milk and therefore its apparent protein content.

Addition of melamine into food is not approved by the FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius (food standard commission), or by any national authorities.

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