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Baby Formula Shortage Could Persist Until July: FDA Commissioner

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Robert Califf said the severe nationwide shortage of baby formula is expected to be eased within two months. Testifying before a Senate hearing, Califf said that while he cannot give exact dates, his expectation is “that within two months we should be beyond normal and with a plethora” of formula…


White House Press Secretary Says There’s No Timeline for When Baby Formula Shortage Ends

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on May 22 said she didn’t have a timeline for when parents in the United States “will be able to readily” obtain baby formula. “The president understands the struggle of moms and dads and parents and caregivers and making sure that … a child has … a healthy way…


No Timeline for End of Baby Formula Shortage, White House Press Secretary Says

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said on May 22 that there’s no definitive timeline as to when parents in the United States “will be able to readily” obtain baby formula. “The president understands the struggle of moms and dads and parents and caregivers, and making sure that … a child has … a healthy…


‘There Might Be a Need for an Indictment’ of Baby Formula Producer Abbott: Speaker Pelosi

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on May 18 that Abbott Nutrition, the company at the center of the ongoing baby formula shortage, could face criminal charges. Over the past few weeks, parents across the country have found supermarket and grocery store shelves bare of any baby formula, a necessity for many mothers…


House Democrats Introduce $28 Million Bill to Address Baby Formula Shortages

Democrats in the House of Representatives on May 17 unveiled a $28 million bill aimed at addressing ongoing shortages of baby formula across the United States. Over the past few weeks, parents across the country have found supermarket and grocery store shelves bare of any baby formula, a necessity for many mothers who don’t breastfeed…


USDA Must Address ‘Corporate Concentration’ of Baby Formula Industry: Democrat Senators

Eight Democrat senators have written a letter to the Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Thomas J. Vilsack asking him to tackle the baby formula industry’s “alarming level of corporate concentration” amid a shortage of the product. Four companies, Abbott Nutrition, Mead Johnson, Gerber, and Perrigo, control almost 90 percent of the…


Abbott Baby Formula Being Recalled After 4 Infants Get Sick, One Possible Death

Health care company Abbott Nutrition has announced the recall of multiple baby powder formulas after reports of four infants getting sick through consumption. Certain EleCare, Similac, and Alimentum formulas, part of the recalled products, were manufactured in the company’s Sturgis plant in Michigan. To identify a recalled product, customers can check the multi-digit number at…