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September 21, 2022, 3:11 PM

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.
September 21, 2022, 3:11 PM
Internal FDA report on infant formula crisis details shortfalls in response
1 month ago

Abbott restarting production of its largest, most popular formula after months on hiatus

Abbott is announcing their Sturgis, Michigan plant is restarting production of their largest and most popular infant formula, Similac.
1 month ago
Abbott restarting production of its largest, most popular formula
2 months ago

Other infant formula makers besides Abbott have faced Cronobacter contamination and operational deficiencies, documents show

Other infant formula makers besides Abbott have faced Cronobacter challenges, ABC News has found.
2 months ago
Contaminants, other issues found at some baby formula factories
3 months ago

Production resumes at troubled Abbott baby formula factory

The Michigan plant's shutdown for contamination contributed to national shortage
3 months ago
3 months ago

US to diversify infant formula industry to avoid shortages

The Biden administration is looking to help foreign manufacturers of baby formula stay on the U.S. market for the long term
3 months ago
US to diversify infant formula industry to avoid shortages
3 months ago

US importing baby formula from Mexico to ease shortage

The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it is providing logistical support to import the equivalent of about 16 million 8-ounce baby formula bottles from Mexico
3 months ago
US importing baby formula from Mexico to ease shortage
3 months ago

Import of baby formula worth 19 million bottles set to arrive in US 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.
3 months ago
19 million bottles’ worth of baby formula set to arrive next month
3 months 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.
3 months ago
Baby formula factory in Michigan shuts again due to flooding
3 months ago

Abbott halts production at troubled Michigan 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.
3 months ago
Baby formula maker halts production at troubled plant after severe weather
3 months ago

Production at bedeviled baby formula factory halted by storm

Severe weather has forced Abbott Nutrition to pause production at a Michigan baby formula factory that had just restarted
3 months ago
Production at bedeviled baby formula factory halted by storm
3 months 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.
3 months ago
Abbott plant halts production of baby formula
4 months ago

190,000 pounds of baby formula from Australia 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.
4 months ago
190,000 pounds of baby formula lands in US
4 months ago

Many baby formula plants weren't inspected because of COVID

U.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
4 months ago
Many baby formula plants weren't inspected because of COVID
4 months 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.
4 months ago
190,000 pounds of baby formula lands in US
4 months 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.
4 months ago
FDA confirms it investigated seven more infant deaths related to Abbott plant
4 months 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.
4 months ago
Millions more bottles' worth of formula set to ship into US in June
4 months ago

Start-ups hope for a better baby formula in the future

Scientists are using bioengineering to create new baby formula that they hope will be a better substitute for breastmilk.
4 months ago
Scientists are working on nutrient-rich baby formula
4 months ago

Abbott, FDA were warned about 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
4 months ago
Whistleblower raised alarm over formula plant a year before recall
4 months ago

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.
4 months ago
Parents say baby formula shortage is still hurting families
4 months 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.
4 months ago
Abbott Nutrition reopens baby formula plant
4 months ago

Baby formula maker Abbott reopens Michigan plant amid shortage

Abbott Nutrition, one of the largest makers of infant formula in the U.S., reopened its Michigan plant Saturday.
4 months ago
Abbott reopens Michigan plant amid baby formula shortage
4 months ago

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.
4 months ago
Abbott Nutrition resumes baby formula production
4 months ago

Abbott baby formula plant resumes production

Abbott says it’s prioritizing the production of specialized formula at its Sturgis, Michigan facility.
4 months ago
Abbott baby formula plant resumes production
4 months ago

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.
4 months ago
Abbott reopens Michigan plant amid formula shortage
4 months ago

Abbott restarts baby formula plant linked to contamination

The Michigan factory tied to the ongoing baby formula shortage reopens.
4 months ago
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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.
4 months ago
More baby formula heading to US
4 months 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.
4 months ago
Baby formula shortage worsens
4 months ago

Biden admits he didn't foresee impact of Abbott's shutdown on already growing 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.
4 months ago
Biden admits he didn't foresee impact of Abbott's shutdown on baby formula shortage
4 months ago

Biden says he wasn't informed early on of baby formula woes

President Joe Biden says he wasn't briefed on the prospect of nationwide shortages of infant formula for about two months
4 months ago
Biden to meet with baby formula makers on easing shortage
4 months ago

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.
4 months ago
Amid baby formula shortage, Israeli lab attempts to recreate breast milk
4 months ago

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.
4 months ago
70% of baby formula out of stock nationwide
4 months ago

Shipment of formula arrives in Pennsylvania

Trucks retrieved the formula and transported them to warehouse shelves.
4 months ago
Shipment of formula arrives in Pennsylvania
4 months ago

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.
4 months ago
Baby formula executives and federal regulators grilled on Capitol Hill
4 months ago

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.
4 months ago
Second shipment of baby formula has arrived from overseas
4 months ago

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.
4 months ago
Baby formula executives grilled over shortages
4 months ago

FDA chief to detail delays inspecting baby formula plant

The head of the Food and Drug Administration is preparing to tell lawmakers about events that led to a months-long gap before inspecting the plant at the center of a nationwide baby formula shortage
4 months ago
4 months ago

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.
4 months ago
White House promises baby formula relief
4 months ago

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.
4 months ago
What led to US baby formula shortage?
4 months ago

More baby formula is coming but will it be enough?

Senior national policy reporter Anne Flaherty discusses the nationwide baby formula shortage.
4 months ago
More baby formula is coming but will it be enough?
4 months ago

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.
4 months ago
Moms fight baby formula shortage with online groups and interactive map
4 months ago

78,000 pounds of infant formula arrives in US

A military plane carrying enough specialty infant formula for more than half a million baby bottles arrived Sunday in Indianapolis
4 months ago
White House: 78,000 pounds of infant formula heading to US
4 months 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.
4 months ago
New York City declares state of emergency over nationwide baby formula shortage
4 months 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.
4 months ago
More than 75,000 pounds of baby formula lands in US
4 months 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.
4 months ago
1st flight of 'Operation Fly Formula' arrives in US
4 months 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.
4 months ago
Specialized baby formula shipment on the way to US
4 months ago

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.
4 months ago
Relief on the way for baby formula shortage
4 months 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.
4 months ago
'We’re sorry': Abbott CEO addresses baby formula crisis in new op-ed
4 months ago

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.
4 months ago
More details on baby formula imports from White House
4 months ago

Pentagon still contracting first flight to import baby formula amid shortage

The first shipment will be the equivalent of up to 1.5 million 8-ounce bottles.
4 months ago
Pentagon predicts first batch of imported baby formula will arrive in days
4 months ago

First shipments in 'Operation Fly Formula' set to take off amid shortage

Baby formula from Switzerland is set to arrive in Indiana in the coming days, as the Biden administration works to address a nationwide baby formula shortage that's hit some regions particularly hard.
4 months ago
First shipments in 'Operation Fly Formula' set to take off amid shortage