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BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 20 July 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c3858

New levels set for melamine in food: The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization have set new maximum limits for the amount of melamine allowed in powdered infant formula at 1 mg/kg and the amount of the chemical allowed in other foods at 2.5 mg/kg. High levels of melamine are toxic and were found recently in infant formula in China, which left six infants dead and 300 000 seriously ill.

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