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MelamineThe discovery that many pet foods contained melamine, and that melamine was linked to kidney failure in pets, caused alarm among pet owners everywhere. It has now also been found in food for fish farms, which causes even more concern since that would mean that melamine would enter the human food chain too.
How toxic is melamine to humans? Not very. It's pretty safe to say that any that we eat will have no effect on us; it has a toxicity level about the same as table salt.
For a very good overview of melamine, check out this article on Wikipedia. If you've any questions after reading it, please let us know and we'll do our best to answer them.