Posts Tagged 'baby formula'

As Infant Formula Crisis Continues, Confusion Emerges Over Timelines

confusion emerges over Abbott/FDA infant formula timelineCongressional testimony related to the infant formula shortage that has some parents wondering where their child’s next meal may come from exposed confusion and a lack of coordination between Abbott Labs – the company responsible for making the formula – and the Food and Drug Administration. While the two successfully collaborated last month to release a limited amount of infant formula from the facility in an ...

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Limited Release of Baby Formula Seeks to Ease Pressure on Parents

FDA authorizes release of limited amount of infant formulaAbbott Labs and the Food and Drug Administration plan to authorize the release of a limited quantity of baby formula to ease demand. The move comes as empty shelves are increasingly pushing parents to panic over where their infant’s next meal may come from.

Stocks have run low for months after multiple cases of bacterial contamination led to multiple infant hospitalizations and at least two ...

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FDA Comes Up Short as Feds Continue Investigation into Tainted Baby Formula

fda fails to link infant formula contamination to abbott labs facilityAs shortages worsen across the nation, a federal investigation into the source of tainted infant formula has so far yielded no definitive match to an Abbott Labs production facility in Sturgis, Michigan. The facility was responsible for the production of some of the most trusted and well-known brands of infant formula in the country including Similac, Elecare, and Alimentum.

The Abbott Labs facility was ...

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Parental Concerns Skyrocket as Baby Formula Shortage Worsens

30% of infant formula supply out of stockAs “supply chain” continues its reign as the defining word of 2022, the contamination of large amounts of baby formula originating out of a Sturgis, Michigan Abbott Laboratories production plant has taken the shortage to new heights.

A new report by Axios indicates that nearly 30% of infant formula inventory was out of stock across the country as of the middle of March. Those levels sat at ...

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Infant Formula Necrotizing Enterocolitis Cases Moved to Multidistrict Litigation

infant formula NEC cases moved to MDLA judicial panel has approved a request by Abbott Laboratories to consolidate cases alleging that the feeding of certain infant formulas to prematurely born babies can cause a life-threatening condition known as necrotizing enterocolitis. The request was supported by other companies named in lawsuits over the condition. According to the Order issued by the panel, there are currently 16 lawsuits pending over the matter, with 20 additional ...

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Abbott Labs Facility at Center of Baby Formula Contamination Was Known to be Unsanitary

baby formula plant was known to be unsanitaryAccording to documents recently released by the FDA, the agency knew about ongoing cleanliness and contamination issues at the Sturgis, Michigan Abbott facility implicated in contaminated baby formula since at least autumn of 2019. Among the infractions found by federal inspectors during their visit to the plant that manufactures Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare formulas were failures to maintain clean surfaces within the plant that were used ...

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