What Is Melamine Contamination?
Melamine is a compound used to make numerous forms of plastic. Until recently, it was considered to be nontoxic and relatively safe. However, melamine was then found in pet food and livestock feed, and it was linked to the deaths and serious health complications of dogs, cats, hogs, and chickens. More recently, melamine was found in infant formula manufactured in China, which posed a serious health risk for babies who consumed it.