Baby Formula Production Stops Again
Abbott announced that it had to stop baby formula production less than two weeks after it had resumed at its plant in Sturgis, Michigan.
“These torrential storms produced significant rainfall in a short period of time, overwhelming the city’s stormwater system in Sturgis, Michigan, and resulting in flooding in parts of the city, including areas of our plant,” an Abbott spokesperson told ABC News.
“As a result, Abbott has stopped production of its EleCare specialty formula that was underway to assess damage caused by the storm and clean and re-sanitize the plant.”
The spokesperson confirmed that the company had informed the Food and Drug Administration “and will conduct comprehensive testing in conjunction with the independent third party to ensure the plant is safe to resume production.”