Baby Formula Shortage Could Last Months

Yappi

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WHY IS THERE A SHORTAGE?

Ongoing supply disruptions have combined with a recent safety recall to squeeze supplies.

The problems began last year as the COVID-19 pandemic led to disruptions in labor, transportation and raw materials — economy-wide issues that didn't spare the formula industry. Inventory was further squeezed by parents stockpiling during COVID-19 lockdowns.

Then in February, Abbott Nutrition recalled several major brands of powdered formula and shut down its Sturgis, Michigan, factory when federal officials began investigating four babies who suffered bacterial infections after consuming formula from the facility.
 

thavoice

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They are coming for adults next.
That started in 2020 with the Rona....and the vax tracker to find those who survive the deadly virus. Wanting to take guns from us so when their other methods fail they straight up come for us and leave us without a way to defend ourselves.
 

Yappi

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Biden invokes Defense Production Act to increase supply of U.S. infant formula

President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday that he was invoking the Defense Production Act to speed up the manufacturing of U.S.-made infant formula, as well as directing government agencies to use the Defense Department’s commercial aircraft to pick up products from overseas.
The DPA requires suppliers to send necessary resources to infant formula suppliers before other customers who have requested the goods. The White House also announced “Operation Fly Formula” to speed up imports. The president has asked the Department of Health and Human Services and the Agriculture Department to use Defense commercial aircraft to pick up U.S.-approved, overseas infant formula “so it can get to store shelves faster.”

“Bypassing regular air freighting routes will speed up the importation and distribution of formula and serve as an immediate support as manufacturers continue to ramp up production,” the announcement said. And in a letter to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Biden said the imports would “serve as a bridge to this ramped up production.”
 

oxat622

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Exactly.

Biden and Dems must hate babies. Kill then before their born, but any that slip through the cracks juststarve them to death.

Sick, sick sick SOBs
Uh, how is this a democrat-caused issue? The FDA is massively understaffed (Trump cut the department by 30% in 2018) and are way behind on inspections. That plus Trump signing USMCA that went into effect in 2020 has put extra duties on imports for formula. Our formula imports from Canada is essentially 0.
 

thavoice

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Those in the WH get the blame when bad things happen, no doubt about that.

So far this presidency...wow...what a shartshow for America.
Uh, how is this a democrat-caused issue? The FDA is massively understaffed (Trump cut the department by 30% in 2018) and are way behind on inspections. That plus Trump signing USMCA that went into effect in 2020 has put extra duties on imports for formula. Our formula imports from Canada is essentially 0.
 

Altor

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Why would we pay 28 million to have a baby food shortage? I'm glad they voted against that.
It was a totally disingenuous headline and post. That $28,000,000 was for additional FDA inspectors...aka "make the government larger". There was another bill that passed nearly unanimously that allowed additional formulas to be purchased through SNAP and WIC.
 

nutsnbolts

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Uh, how is this a democrat-caused issue? The FDA is massively understaffed (Trump cut the department by 30% in 2018) and are way behind on inspections. That plus Trump signing USMCA that went into effect in 2020 has put extra duties on imports for formula. Our formula imports from Canada is essentially 0.
So, you think every active inspector is working as hard as they were under Trump?

I know several federal government offices in NW Ohio that reopened with the last two months (with mandatory masks). The social security office is still working entirely remotely.

If the problem was Trump cuts in 2018, why was there not a problem in 2018, 2019, 2020, or 2021?

You might want to research the situation with Canada a bit more. It would appear they are not holding up their end of the USMCA.
 

OldSoulon

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Two young children in Memphis are hospitalized after needing IV fluids and nutritional support due to baby formula shortage​



The Democrat party seems to hate all babies, born and unborn.
 

OhioBobcatFan06

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So, you think every active inspector is working as hard as they were under Trump?

I know several federal government offices in NW Ohio that reopened with the last two months (with mandatory masks). The social security office is still working entirely remotely.

If the problem was Trump cuts in 2018, why was there not a problem in 2018, 2019, 2020, or 2021?

You might want to research the situation with Canada a bit more. It would appear they are not holding up their end of the USMCA.
The FDA should be abolished. We have the technology to test the DNA of babies and see if they have a strong enough immune system to withstand uninspected food. Anyone who doesn't pass the test can be aborted
 

SayMyName

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Uh, how is this a democrat-caused issue? The FDA is massively understaffed (Trump cut the department by 30% in 2018) and are way behind on inspections. That plus Trump signing USMCA that went into effect in 2020 has put extra duties on imports for formula. Our formula imports from Canada is essentially 0.
Donald Trump GIF by CBS News
 

Gulliotine

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Lol

In a statement to Newsweek explaining his decision, Rep. Roy said: "The only way to get more formula to American families is to fix the crony policies that prevent more U.S. companies from producing it, remove barriers to innovation, and allow imports from trusted nations; the legislation Democrats put forward does none of that.

"Instead, the bills would empower a demonstrably incompetent executive branch while funneling millions of taxpayer dollars to the FDA [Food and Drug Administration], without making any reforms necessary to get formula back on store shelves.

"This shortage is the direct result of unnecessary federal regulations and of a bloated bureaucracy that failed to recognize the problem before it spiraled out of control. This body should be solving problems, not making them worse."


"Lol" all you want. He ain't wrong.
 

SayMyName

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Way to be on it Brandon!!! 😆 😂 :ROFLMAO:

They didn’t expect a nationwide shortage, and neither did the president. “I don’t think anyone anticipated the impact of the shutdown of one facility – the Abbott facility,” Biden told reporters Wednesday, referring to the Abbott Laboratories Inc. plant in Michigan that went offline in February due to safety concerns and that has led to months-long scarcity.

But baby formula manufacturers did anticipate the impact three months ago, and moments before Biden started fielding questions from the press, they had just said as much in front of the cameras. Robert Cleveland, senior vice president for North American operations of the Reckitt Co., was the first of the manufacturers to speak, and he said he told Biden that “we knew from the very beginning this would be a very serious event.”

Tarun Malkani, president and CEO of Gerber, told Biden that his company might be a relatively small player in powdered formula but they were doing all they could out of a sense of “national duty.” He added that they were operating with the same level of urgency today that they did “when I got that first phone call informing me of the crisis situation.”

Murray Kessler, CEO of Perrigo Company, told Biden that as soon as his company heard about the recall “we could foresee that this was going to create a tremendous shortage.”

The other manufacturers present said the same, and yet the president admitted he wasn’t made aware of the gravity of the crisis until last month. Hadn’t those CEOs just told him they understood it would have a very big impact the moment the Abbott plant was shuttered, a reporter asked.

“They did,” Biden replied, “but I didn’t.”


That terse admission undercut the official administration line. The White House has insisted for weeks that they were quick to react and that they mounted a “whole-of-government approach” since the Food and Drug Administration issued the recall on February 17. Apparently, and at least according to Biden himself, this did not include the president until April.

Although late to comprehend the crisis, the months-long absence did not prevent Biden from telling families without baby food that he felt their pain. “There is nothing more stressful than the feeling like you can’t get what your child needs,” he said. “As a father and grandfather,” he added, “I understand how difficult this shortage has been.”

That empathy did not satisfy the press corps. Reporter after reporter pressed White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre with various iterations of the same question: What did the president know about the formula shortage and when did he know it? Jean-Pierre reiterated that the administration had taken a whole-of-government approach. “We’ve been working on this for months,” she insisted. “We’ve been taking this incredibly seriously.”
 

JUSTGOPLAY

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Cargo loads sitting at the border to hand out to illegals crossing over. Tell the moms to head south to find food for their kids.








My God; this administration is largest CLUSTERF _____ K in U.S. history.
........you are not being fair to CLUSTERF____ K's. The Leftists currently in charge passed CLUSTERF____K a long time ago. Now, a lot of our current situation is by design. The Leftists see American Greatness as ill gotten, therefore America needs to be punished. It is fairly astounding though to think that the greatest civilization in the history of the planet, the country that cured polio, and put a man on the moon can not get baby formula to Kroger.
 

OhioBobcatFan06

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Uh, how is this a democrat-caused issue? The FDA is massively understaffed (Trump cut the department by 30% in 2018) and are way behind on inspections. That plus Trump signing USMCA that went into effect in 2020 has put extra duties on imports for formula. Our formula imports from Canada is essentially 0.
The FDA should not exist.
 
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