MANILA – The Department of Health 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 in the milk formula in the country, noting that the Food and Drug Administration had tasked milk inspectors to inspect possible entry of tainted milk.
He said this after fears were aired that milk from China, reportedly tainted with unusual levels of mercury, could reach the local markets, especially distributed and repacked.
Tayag also reminded mothers of the safety and benefits of breastfeeding that should be extended to the child up to two years of age.*PNA