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Table 3 Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) for Melamine

From: Melamine contamination in nutritional supplements - Is it an alarm bell for the general consumer, athletes, and ‘Weekend Warriors’?

Organization TDI Maximum Dose Comment
WHO 0.2 mg/kg (2008) Co-occurrence of melamine with cyanuric acid seems to be more toxic. Cyanuric acid 1,5 mg/kg (TDI).
50 kg person (10 mg)
Infant Formula - 1ppm
Foods - 2.5 ppm
EFSA 0.2 mg/kg (2010) In line with WHO (2008)
0.25 mg/kg (before 2010)
FDA 2.5 ppm (2008) “Acceptable” level – despite very few studies on melamine and human consumption
CAC Infant Formula – 1mg/kg United Nations Food Standards body
Food and animal feed – 2.5 mg/kg
SA 2.5 ppm In line with WHO (2008)
  1. World Health Organization (WHO), European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Food and Drug Administration, South Africa, Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tolerable_daily_intake. (Accessed on the 10th December 2014)