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Shortage of Specialized Infant Formula to Continue Through Summer: Health Canada

MONTREAL—Health Canada says the nationwide shortage of specialized baby formula is expected to continue throughout the summer. The federal department says shipments of specialized formulas are expected to be available in pharmacies starting the first week of July, but supplies will continue to be limited. The affected formulas are intended for infants with food allergies…


US Importing Baby Formula From Mexico to Ease Shortage

WASHINGTON—The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it is providing logistical support to import the equivalent of about 16 million 8-ounce baby formula bottles from Mexico starting this weekend, as part of its efforts to ease nationwide supply shortages caused by the closure of the largest U.S. manufacturing plant. The Department of Health and Human Services…


Milk Bank Provides During Formula Shortage

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Amid the baby formula shortage, mothers are looking for other ways to make up for the lack of milk. Some turn to milk banks for help. Mothers’ Milk Bank in San Jose was started in 1974 to feed premature infants. It is the oldest operating milk bank in North America. The non-profit is…


Major Baby Formula Plant Hit by Flooding, Disrupting Production

Production at a major baby formula plant in the United States is being delayed after storms hit Michigan this week. Abbott said on June 15 that it was halting production of a specialty formula at its plant in Sturgis so it could assess damage caused by the storm and clean and re-sanitize the plant. Afterward,…


Over 90,000 Tins of Baby Formula Arrive in United States From Australia Amid Shortages

Roughly 95,000 tins of baby formula were flown into the United States from Australia on June 12 amid a nationwide shortage, marking the fourth flight as part of “Operation Fly Formula.” Bubs Australia Ltd said in May that it planned to ship at least 1.25 million cans of its baby formula to the United States in an effort to alleviate supply issues. The…


Over 90,000 Cans of Baby Formula Arrive in United States From Australia Amid Shortages

Roughly 95,000 cans of baby formula were flown into the United States from Australia on June 12 amid a nationwide shortage, marking the fourth flight of “Operation Fly Formula.” Bubs Australia Ltd said in May that it planned to ship at least 1.25 million containers of its baby formula to the United States in an effort to alleviate supply issues. The New South…


Over 90,000 Cans of Baby Formula Arrive in US From Australia Amid Shortages

Roughly 95,000 cans of baby formula were flown into the United States from Australia on June 12 amid a nationwide shortage, marking the fourth flight of “Operation Fly Formula.” Bubs Australia Ltd stated in May that it planned to ship at least 1.25 million containers of its baby formula to the United States in an effort to alleviate supply issues. The New South…


Many Baby Formula Plants Weren’t Inspected Because of COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON—U.S. regulators have historically inspected baby formula plants at least once a year, but they did not inspect any of the three biggest manufacturers in 2020, according to federal records reviewed by The Associated Press. When they finally did get inside an Abbott Nutrition formula plant in Michigan after a two-year gap, they found standing…


Abbott Reopens Michigan Plant Amid Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

Abbott Laboratories said on Saturday that it has reopened its baby formula production plant in Sturgis, Michigan, taking a step toward alleviating an acute nationwide shortage that has sent parents scrambling for supplies. The company said it will begin production of EleCare and other specialty and metabolic formulas, with initial EleCare product release to consumers…


FDA Being Audited for Handling of Baby Formula Investigation

A federal watchdog on June 2 announced an investigation into the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over its response to problems at a baby formula factory. “We will determine whether FDA followed the inspections and recall process for infant formula in accordance with Federal requirements,” the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office…