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1 month ago

FDA had 'inadequate' policies to heed warnings about infant formula, probe finds

The FDA had "inadequate" policies to heed warnings about infant formula ahead of the 2022 critical shortage, according to HHS' Inspector General.
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Empty shelves formerly holding baby formula or infant formula are visible in a pharmacy in Lafayette, California amid an ongoing shortage, May 23, 2022.
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FDA failed to heed warnings about infant formula: Probe

The FDA had "inadequate" policies to heed warnings about infant formula ahead of the 2022 critical shortage, according to the HHS inspector general.
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VIDEO: FDA failed to heed warnings about infant formula: Probe
1 year ago

FDA sends warning letter to 3 major formula makers over quality control concerns

The FDA has just sent new warning letters to three formula companies, red-flagging quality control concerns.
1 year ago
Normally fully stocked shelves of baby forumala are empty in a Target store in Queens, New York, June 23, 2022.
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FTC investigating Abbott and baby formula makers for possible collusion

The Federal Trade Commission is investigating baby formula makers like Abbott Laboratories for possible collusion.
1 year ago
Powdered milk formula Similac Gold infant formula is seen on a store shelf.
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Abbott under investigation by SEC and FTC for infant formula business

Abbott is being investigated in relation to their infant formula business.
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In this Dec. 29, 2020, file photo, a pallet of Similac infant formula is seen at a food bank in West Covina, Calif.
1 year ago

Senior FDA official resigns in wake of 2022 infant formula shortage

One of FDA's top food bosses, Frank Yiannas, has announced he is resigning from his post, in the wake of last year's infant formula shortage.
1 year ago
}Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert M. Califf testifies during the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing titled "Infant Formula Crisis: Addressing the Shortage and Getting Formula On Shelves," in Dirksen Building on May 26, 2022.
2 years ago

DOJ investigating conduct at Abbott infant formula plant

The Justice Department is investigating conduct at the Abbott infant formula plant in Sturgis, Michigan, a source familiar with the matter told ABC News.
2 years ago
In this May 13, 2022, file photo, the Abbott manufacturing facility is shown in Sturgis, Mich.
2 years ago

DOJ investigating Abbott over baby formula shortage

The Department of Justice has launched a criminal investigation into the Michigan plant that was at the center of the national baby formula shortage.
2 years ago
VIDEO: DOJ investigating Abbott over baby formula shortage
2 years ago

Company at center of baby formula crisis issues new recall

Abbott announced a new recall of infant formula due to faulty bottle cap seals at their Columbus, Ohio, plant.
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Similac 360 Total Care is one of the brands of infant formula included in a recall. Less than 1% of recalled bottles have caps that may not have sealed.
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Baby formula recall

Abbott voluntarily pulls 2-ounce bottles of its most popular Similac brand manufactured at its Columbus, Ohio, facility.
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VIDEO: Baby formula recall
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Baby formula recall announced

Abbott announced it is voluntarily recalling two-ounce bottles of Similac formula because some bottle caps may not be completely sealed.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Baby formula recall announced
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Internal FDA report on infant formula crisis details shortfalls in response

The FDA's limited mandate and resources prevent them from managing "supply chain issues and shortages of critical food products," the review said.
2 years ago
The Reyes family wait to receive baby formula as consumer goods continue seeing shortages as the country grapples with ongoing supply chain issues in Houston, July 08, 2022.
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Abbott restarting production of its largest, most popular formula

Abbott is announcing their Sturgis, Michigan plant is restarting production of their largest and most popular infant formula, Similac.
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FILE PHOTO: A cabinet of baby formulas is seen at a Walmart store in Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S. June 2, 2022. Picture taken June 2, 2022. REUTERS/Arriana Mclymore/File Photo
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Contaminants, other issues found at some baby formula factories

Other infant formula makers besides Abbott have faced Cronobacter challenges, ABC News has found.
2 years ago
Normally fully stocked shelves of baby forumala are empty in a Target store in Queens, New York, June 23, 2022.
2 years ago

19 million bottles’ worth of baby formula set to arrive next month

Approximately 750,000 cans of Danone formula is set to be shipped from Ireland to the U.S. in July, the FDA announced.
2 years ago
Cargo carrying pallets of baby formula are removed from a United Airlines passenger plane arriving from London Heathrow Airport at the Dulles International Airport, on June 17, 2022, in Dulles, Va.
2 years ago

Baby formula factory in Michigan shuts again due to flooding

Less than two weeks after the Abbott baby formula factory in Michigan was reopened, it has closed again due to flooding in the region.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Baby formula factory in Michigan shuts again due to flooding
2 years ago

Baby formula maker halts production at troubled plant after severe weather

Abbott's plant was offline for roughly four months after serious quality control and contamination concerns, and had restarted production earlier this month.
2 years ago
The Abbott manufacturing facility in Sturgis, Mich., May 13, 2022.
2 years ago

Abbott plant halts production of baby formula

The Michigan facility, which was offline for roughly four months over quality control and contamination concerns, has been hit by heavy rain, thunderstorms, hail and power outages.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Abbott plant halts production of baby formula
2 years ago

190,000 pounds of baby formula lands in US

Bubs Australia struck a deal with American grocery chains Kroger Co. and Albertsons Companies to import the formula under the fourth flight of Operation Fly Formula.
2 years ago
Pallets of boxes of Bubs baby formula are loaded into a cargo plane at Melbourne Airport in Melbourne, Australia, June 12, 2022.
2 years ago

190,000 pounds of baby formula lands in US

Bubs Australia struck a deal with American grocery chains to import the formula under the fourth flight of Operation Fly Formula, the company said.
2 years ago
Bubs Australia struck a deal with American grocery chains to import the formula under the fourth flight of Operation Fly Formula, the company said.
2 years ago

FDA confirms it investigated seven more infant deaths related to Abbott plant

The FDA said it found no evidence linking those deaths to the Abbott plant in Sturgis, Michigan.
2 years ago
VIDEO: FDA confirms it investigated seven more infant deaths related to Abbott plant
2 years ago

Millions more bottles' worth of formula set to ship into US in June

More than 3.2 million bottles' worth of formula will be airfreighted in on planes donated by Delta Airlines in the coming weeks, ABC News is first to report.
2 years ago
Pallets of baby formula are unloaded after being sent in through Operation Fly Formula, at Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Va., on May 25, 2022.
2 years ago

Scientists are working on nutrient-rich baby formula

Scientists are using bioengineering to create new baby formula that they hope will be a better substitute for breastmilk.
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2 years ago

Whistleblower raised alarm over formula plant a year before recall

Abbott and FDA were alerted to a whistleblower complaint about the Sturgis formula plant's issues as far back as February 2021
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The Abbott manufacturing facility in Sturgis, Mich., May 13, 2022.
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Parents say baby formula shortage is still hurting families

As Operation Fly Formula continues and Abbott reopens its Michigan plant, parents have yet to notice significant changes regarding the nationwide baby formula shortage.
2 years ago
Baby formula in the U.S. has grown increasingly hard to find for months and despite federal efforts to ease the crisis, parents are reporting that they haven't noticed any positive changes.
2 years ago

Abbott Nutrition reopens baby formula plant

Amid ongoing national shortages, baby formula producer Abbott Nutrition reopened its Michigan plant after it was shuttered by the FDA nearly four months ago.
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VIDEO: Abbott Nutrition reopens baby formula plant
2 years ago

Abbott reopens Michigan plant amid baby formula shortage

Abbott Nutrition, one of the largest makers of infant formula in the U.S., reopened its Michigan plant Saturday.
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The Abbott manufacturing facility in Sturgis, Mich., May 13, 2022.
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Abbott Nutrition resumes baby formula production

Four months after the FDA shut down the country’s largest baby formula manufacturer, Abbott Nutrition will reopen its Michigan plant.
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VIDEO: Abbott Nutrition resumes baby formula production
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Abbott baby formula plant resumes production

Abbott says it’s prioritizing the production of specialized formula at its Sturgis, Michigan facility.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Abbott baby formula plant resumes production
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Abbott reopens Michigan plant amid formula shortage

It will be another six to eight weeks until the product returns to shelves with a real impact on families, according to Abbott.
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It will be another six to eight weeks until the product returns to shelves with a real impact on families, according to Abbott.
2 years ago

More baby formula heading to US

A shipment worth $33M of infant baby formula is coming to the U.S. after President Joe Biden announced Operation Fly Formula.
2 years ago
VIDEO: More baby formula heading to US
2 years ago

Baby formula shortage worsens

The White House said it has made a commitment to import more than 94 million bottles of formula as 10 states are reported being out-of-stock of at least 90% baby formula.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Baby formula shortage worsens
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Biden admits he didn't foresee impact of Abbott's shutdown on baby formula shortage

President Joe Biden has raised new questions about when he learned about the baby formula shortage and whether he could have acted sooner.
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President Joe Biden speaks during a virtual meeting with administration officials and major infant formula manufacturers to urge an increase in infant formula production and ramp up imports of formula through Operation Fly Formula, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., on June 1, 2022.
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Amid baby formula shortage, Israeli lab attempts to recreate breast milk

ABC News' Maggie Rulli reports on an Israeli lab working to create a potential alternative to baby formula using components of breast milk.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Amid baby formula shortage, Israeli lab attempts to recreate breast milk
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70% of baby formula out of stock nationwide

The FDA announced more than a million cans of formula will soon be flown into the U.S.
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VIDEO: 70% of baby formula out of stock nationwide
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Shipment of formula arrives in Pennsylvania

Trucks retrieved the formula and transported them to warehouse shelves.
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Trucks retrieved the formula and transported them to warehouse shelves.
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Baby formula executives and federal regulators grilled on Capitol Hill

Second shipment of formula arrives from overseas as lawmakers hear troubling testimony on the slow response to the crisis and whistleblower allegations.
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VIDEO: Baby formula executives and federal regulators grilled on Capitol Hill
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Second shipment of baby formula has arrived from overseas

ABC News Senior national policy reporter Anne Flaherty on the FDA admitting it was "too slow to act" after a whistleblower raised concerns about Abbott Nutrition's Michigan plant.
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VIDEO: Second shipment of baby formula has arrived from overseas
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Baby formula executives grilled over shortages

Top industry executives and federal regulators faced angry lawmakers on Capitol Hill Wednesday, as another 100,000 pounds of formula arrived in the U.S.
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VIDEO: Baby formula executives grilled over shortages
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White House promises baby formula relief

The first military flight from Europe carrying nearly 80,000 pounds of formula arrived in the U.S. Officials said children with allergies get first priority.
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VIDEO: White House promises baby formula relief
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What led to US baby formula shortage?

A variety of long-term and short-term factors led to empty shelves for parents searching for baby formula.
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A variety of long-term and short-term factors led to empty shelves for parents searching for baby formula.
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More baby formula is coming but will it be enough?

Senior national policy reporter Anne Flaherty discusses the nationwide baby formula shortage.
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VIDEO: More baby formula is coming but will it be enough?
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Moms fight baby formula shortage with online groups and interactive map

Mothers across the U.S. have launched grassroots efforts to respond to the national baby formula shortage.
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Parents and caregivers have been asking others for baby formula online, coordinating formula donations, and driving for hours to deliver formula to those in need.
2 years ago

New York City declares state of emergency over nationwide baby formula shortage

The order empowers the city to prevent price gouging as inventory continues to decline.
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VIDEO: New York City declares state of emergency over nationwide baby formula shortage
2 years ago

More than 75,000 pounds of baby formula lands in US

The first batch of imported infant formula under “Operation Fly Formula” arrived from Germany to Indiana on Sunday.
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The first batch of imported infant formula under “Operation Fly Formula” arrived from Germany to Indiana on Sunday.
2 years ago

1st flight of 'Operation Fly Formula' arrives in US

The first flight of "Operation Fly Formula," which was carrying more than 75,000 pounds of imported baby formula, landed in Indiana.
2 years ago
The first flight of "Operation Fly Formula," which was carrying more than 75,000 pounds of imported baby formula, landed in Indiana.
2 years ago

Specialized baby formula shipment on the way to US

The desperately needed baby formula is set to arrive in Indiana and provide nutrition to infants unable to digest formula made from cow’s milk.
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VIDEO: Specialized baby formula shipment on the way to US
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Relief on the way for baby formula shortage

More than 71,000 pounds of specialized formula were loaded by U.S. troops in Germany onto a military cargo plane.
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VIDEO: Relief on the way for baby formula shortage
2 years ago

'We’re sorry': Abbott CEO addresses baby formula crisis in new op-ed

Abbott's CEO apologizes for role his company played in the ongoing baby formula shortage in a new op-ed.
2 years ago
A worker gives a can of formula to a mother at a food pantry in Chelsea, Mass. on May 20, 2022.
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More details on baby formula imports from White House

The Pentagon is flying the first shipment of foreign-imported baby formula to the U.S., the White House confirmed.
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VIDEO: More details on baby formula imports from White House