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Biden admin official: 'Still a problem' with baby formula supply
Families still struggle as baby formula shortage stretches into eighth month
FOX Business’ Madison Alworth hears from a Pennsylvania mother of two, Jerri Janelle Rayburg, about having to resort to purchasing baby formula from Switzerland.
Baby formula supplies have begun to rebound, but the White House acknowledges there are continued struggles getting stock back to normal.
The shortage began earlier this year when Abbott Nutrition plant in Sturgis, Michigan, was shut down due to reports of infants being hospitalized after consuming products from the facility.
"I know that there’s obviously still a problem," U.S. Department of Agriculture official Stacy Dean told Politico.
Following a number of setbacks, production at the Sturgis plant resumed in July, prioritizing specialty formulas like EleCare, and popular Similac products. While supply chains are normalizing, in-store stock of baby formula remains uneven and unpredictable.
"Since February, the administration has worked to address the formula shortage caused by Abbott and has taken aggressive steps to avoid this happening again," a White House spokesperson told Politico.
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