The shortage of infant formula and the food safety reason behind it are front and center for groups like Consumer Reports and the Environmental Working Group, which are calling on Congress to take action.
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According to the CDC and FDA, at least 4 kids were sickened and of those two died, from drinking Abbott infant formula. Abbott denies the connection. However, the resulting investigation and inspection
The FDA has closed investigations into three outbreaks, but has left the status “ongoing” for one of them.
In an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections that the Food and Drug Administration began investigating on Feb.
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By Scott Faber
America’s infant formula shortage has raised urgent questions about the safety of our food supply. Most Americans believe America has the safest food supply in the world. But, the…
Continue Reading Fragmented FDA leadership contributed to formula failure
As parents across the country struggle to feed their babies, Abbott Nutrition has reached a consent decree with the FDA that should allow the company to resume operations at its main production plant for powdered…
Continue Reading Infant formula producer says it will reopen manufacturing facility if court OK’s consent decree
This past week the CDC declared an outbreak of Cronobacter infections over after the FDA received four complaints of Cronobacter infections in infants beginning on September 20, 2021, through January 11, 2022. Two of
Shelves at major retailers that once carried infant formula were often found empty over the weekend as the shortage crisis continued to be unresolved and USDA offered help.
As part of the reported coordinated drive…
Continue Reading USDA says it continues “urgent actions” on infant formula crisis
The CDC has declared that an outbreak of cronobacter infections among babies is over, but the Food and Drug Administration is continuing its investigation into the maker of the implicated infant formula.
A subcommittee of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee is set to begin a hearing on infant formula shortages, which are related to recalls of products linked to an outbreak of cronobacter infections.
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From September 2021 to February 2022, the CDC received reports of Cronobacter bacteria cases in infants in Minnesota, Ohio and Texas that resulted in four illnesses with two deaths. These illnesses were…
Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: Abbott and public health officials have failed in their duty to protect the most vulnerable