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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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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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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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FDA Under Fire Over Failure to React to Baby Formula Crisis

parents demand answers over fda baby formula failureThe Food and Drug Administration is once again the target of public ire over its seemingly glacial response to a U.S. consumer crisis. A recent story posted to Politico indicates that parents and their congressional representatives have begun raising serious questions about the amount of time that elapsed between the discovery of the first illness allegedly associated with infant formula contamination and the government’s response to ...

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Concerns Grow as Another Infant Sickened by Baby Formula

more infants sickened after consuming contaminated formulaA Florida man has filed a class-action lawsuit against Abbott Laboratories after his daughter grew ill after consuming a recalled batch of formula. The infant developed “diarrhea, abdominal pain, severe diaper rash with blisters and blood, dehydration, sleeplessness, and other pain and injuries” after being fed meals of Similac Alimentum formula. The plaintiff alleges that the girl, while recovered, is still experiencing gastrointestinal distress as result.

The lawsuit ...

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