Codex Serves Up A Hearty Helping of Melamine!
June 10, 2010
The main issue at a recent Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods (CCCF) meeting was the Committee's general desire to adopt a standard of acceptable levels for the contaminant melamine in foods.
However, melamine is not naturally found in soil, water, or air -- it is completely man-made. The acceptable level should be zero.
But according to the National Health Federation:
"The CCCF party line, espoused most vocally by the European Union (EU), was to establish an acceptable contamination level for melamine at 1.0 part per million (ppm, equal to 1 milligram per kilogram of food) for infant formulas and 2.5 ppm for adults."
The meeting ended having adopted standards of melamine contamination that will pointlessly harm humans and animals all over the world.