Baby Formula Shortage Adds to Ongoing Problems
Stores are limiting the purchases of baby formula due to a nationwide shortage, concerning parents and adding to the Biden administration’s ever-growing pile of problems.
Retailers, including Target, CVS, and Walgreens, announced a purchase limitation for infant formula after a prominent supplier Abbott Laboratories issued a recall in February over concerns of bacterial infection in infants.
According to Reuters, about 40% of baby formula products were out of stock across the United States last month.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working closely with Abbott to get operations restarted at its Michigan plant. The company has estimated that it will take six to eight weeks to get products to stores after it continues production.
The baby formula shortage is exacerbated by supply chain problems that have also caused inflation to rise, The Hill reported.
“Like we didn’t have enough problems,” one Biden ally told the outlet. “Sure, throw in baby formula.”