In 2008, melamine was illegally added to infant formula in China. 200 000 children became ill and six of them died. In food contact, melamine is used as a monomer for the manufacture of melamine resins used to coat paper, board and beverage cans or as an additive in the manufacture of tableware. The FPF summarizes the applications, risks and regulation of melamine in a new scientific report.

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FPF report on melamine