Abbott to continue baby formula production after shutdown

Wednesday, 11. May 2022 21:36

Abbott Laboratories announced on Wednesday that it could resume its baby formula production within the next two weeks after a plant in Michigan was shut down in February due to concerns raised over bacterial contamination. The plant closing led to nationwide shortages.

The company is currently awaiting the approval of the Food and Drug Administration, which has been investigating whether the former's formula was the cause of contamination of 4 babies, two of whom died.

"We know the recall has worsened an already existing industry-wide infant formula shortage in the U.S. and we’ve been seeing and hearing the stress and despair of parents who are facing empty shelves," Abbott shared in a statement. The company has been refuting the claims that its formula caused the illness.

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