Biden Administration Seeking to Import Baby Formula Amid Shortages
President Joe Biden’s administration will ramp up imports of baby formula amid domestic shortages, the White House announced on May 12.
The United States typically produces 98 percent of the formula consumed in the country. “But given the production and distribution issues leading to local short supplies of infant formula, the FDA will, in the coming days, announce specific new steps it is taking concerning importing certain infant formula products from abroad,” the White House said in a statement.
The shortages stem from the FDA, or Food and Drug Administration, shutting down an Abbott Laboratories plant after finding unsanitary conditions as part of an investigation into the deaths of several infants.
Originally appeared on The Epoch Times