Since the federal government took an “All the King’s horses and All the King’s men” approach to overcoming the 2022 infant formula shortage, it’s a little surprising that there is still something major to do about it.

But there is. The USDA’s  Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is publishing a

Continue Reading USDA rule isn’t to prevent future infant shortages as much as to protect WIC when they do occur

 Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)) , with the USDA, has announced a new rule that will expand flexibilities under the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program. 

“WIC reaches over 6 million mothers, infants, and children — and is a vital tool in our work to

Continue Reading DeLauro, USDA announce new rule for Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children

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.

The FDA received four complaints of cronobacter infections in infants beginning on Sept. 20, 2021, and running through
Continue Reading CDC closes infant formula outbreak investigation; FDA continues work to find source; USDA works to resolve shortages

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted additional flexibilities in response to the impact of the 2022 Abbott recall of certain powdered infant formula provided through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

The recalled infant formulas have been linked to four infant illnesses involving cronobacter
Continue Reading USDA acts to protect families from recalled formula with WIC flexibility

Families enrolled in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) nutrition program will be able to get more fresh fruits and vegetables beginning next month, thanks to changes in the program’s “food packages,” which are outlined in a recently published USDA final rule. Under the revisions, the cash value of
Continue Reading Families in WIC Nutrition Program to Get More Fresh Fruits, Veggies

At least 1.6 million students who previously paid for their own lunches at National School Lunch Program cafeterias have dropped out because they don’t like the new menus or the associated price increases, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) says in a new report. In that report, GAO documents
Continue Reading School Lunch ‘Shrinkage’ Aside, USDA Food and Nutrition Spending Will Grow in 2015