Friday, 22 June 2012 10:51
The Department of Health (DOH) has assured the public that infant milk in the country is safe.
Dr. Eric Tayag, DOH assistant secretary and spokesperson, said there was nothing to worry about the milk formula in the country, noting that FDA (Food and Drug Administration) had tasked milk inspectors to inspect possible entry of tainted milk.
He made this remarks following fears that milk from China, reportedly tainted with unusual levels of mercury, could reach the local markets, especially distributed and repacked.
"Gayunman, ang recall ay sa China, umaasa kami na di nakarating sa atin ang milk formula na iyon, kung magkagayon man at kung mayroon mann kahina-hinala na mga milk formula na sa tingin ninyo, ito ay nabanggit isurender ninyo iyan," Tayag said.
Likewise, Tayag reminds mothers of the safety and benefits of breastfeeding that should be extended up to two years of age.
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