A CHEMICAL found in printing ink may be present in Tetra Paks of baby milk sold in the UK, says a watchdog.
The Food Standards Agency says low levels of the ITX chemical may have got inside the packaging before they were filled with liquid infant formula.
Food giant Nestlé has recalled thousands of gallons of baby milk in Tetra Paks from five European countries as a precaution.
The agency said infant formula made by Nutricia, SMA and other companies could be affected.
The European Food Safety Authority has said that, based on current knowledge, it does not consider the presence of ITX in food to be an immediate health risk.
The packaging makers, Tetra Pak, stopped using the ITX chemical on infant formula packages last month.