Many Baby Formula Plants Weren't Inspected Because Of COVIDU.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.
Former Employee Filed Whistleblower Complaint About Abbott's Michigan Facility Months Before Previously KnownThe complaint was filed on Feb. 16, 2021, and was passed on to Abbott and the US Food and Drug Administration three days later, the source said.
Abbott Restarts Michigan Baby Formula Plant Linked To ContaminationAbbott Nutrition has restarted production at the Michigan baby formula factory that has been closed for months due to contamination, the company said Saturday, taking a step toward easing a nationwide supply shortage expected to persist into the summer.
Biden To Host Roundtable With Baby Formula MakersPresident Joe Biden is set to meet with infant formula manufacturers as his administration works to ease nationwide shortages by importing foreign supplies and using the Defense Production Act to speed domestic production.
Second Shipment Of Baby Formula To Arrive In US, Abbott To Restart Plant June 4There is now a better idea of when more baby formula will show up in stores, as Abbott says it'll reopen the plant at the heart of a nationwide recall June 4.
FDA Head: Baby Formula Factory Could Reopen By Next WeekThe head of the Food and Drug Administration told lawmakers Thursday that a shuttered baby formula factory could be up and running as soon as next week, though he sidestepped questions about whether his agency should have intervened earlier at the plant at the center of the national shortage.
What We Know About Shuttered Baby Formula PlantAt the center of the nationwide baby formula shortage is a single factory: Abbott Nutrition's plant that has been closed for more than three months because of contamination problems.
Abbott Could Restart Baby Formula Plant Within 2 Weeks, Pending Court ApprovalIf a court approves the agreement, the company says, it could restart the site within two weeks. It would first resume the production of its specialty metabolic formulas EleCare and Alimentum, followed by Similac and other formulas.
Abbott Says Agreement Reached To Reopen Baby Formula PlantUnder fire from parents and politicians, President Joe Biden is offering formula manufacturers and retailers transportation and logistics support to ease the nationwide shortage of baby formula, as the administration works to bring the largest domestic plant back on line after it was shut down early this year due to safety issues.
Abbott Nutrition To Resume Baby Formula Production At Sturgis PlantThe baby formula shortage could ease up over the next few weeks.
The Baby Formula Supply Problem Is Getting Worse, Officials SayFor months stores nationwide have been struggling to stock enough baby formula. Manufacturers say they're producing at full capacity and making as much formula as they can, but it's still not enough to meet current demand.