National Baby Formula Shortage Is Hitting Hard
Baby formula is getting harder and harder to find due to the pandemic and supply chain issues but now there's a recall on certain formula products due to consumer complaints.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced over the weekend that it is investigating consumer complaints of Cronobacter sakazakii and Salmonella Newport infections. All of the cases are reported to have consumed powdered infant formula produced from Abbott Nutrition’s Sturgis facility.
That's a scary scenario, reports are coming in that even doctor offices are having a hard time stocking up on formula. This is one market that should always be on point. It's crazy to think about how much stress the pandemic has done on the economy and how it's literally affecting everything, and now a recall from any company could be a death sentence to a companies profit margin. But when it comes down to a child's health, that needs to be the number one priority.
The FDA is alerting consumers to avoid purchasing or using certain powdered infant formula products produced at the Sturgis facility, including formulas from the brands Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare.
Families should not use those powdered infant formulas if:
- the first two digits of the code are 22 through 37
- the code on the container contains K8, SH or Z2
- the expiration date is 4-1-2022 (APR 2022) or later
I don't have any kids because condoms work really well, but things like this still freak me out. I feel like child formula should be a sacred product. It should always be in stock and if not then the government needs to develop a program to ensure that babies will always have the means to eat. I'm a fond believer that every child deserves to eat, I don't care how much it costs or what it takes. A child should never have to worry about eating a meal in America. We have to do better.
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