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Episode #140 – Why is There a Baby Formula Shortage?

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Episode #140 – Why is There a Baby Formula Shortage?

May 16, 2022

Episode #140 – Why is There a Baby Formula Shortage?

Baby formula is an essential for many parents, but the recent recall by Abbott labs has left them scrambling. The company, which is the biggest U.S. supplier of powder infant formula, initiated a recall and closed its Sturgis, Michigan, manufacturing plant after reports of serious bacterial infections in several infants and two deaths. The recall and shutdown has worsened a baby formula shortage among multiple manufacturers, which had been brewing for some time.

But what caused the baby formula shortage in the first place? And why is this issue so difficult to solve? John and David have all the details.

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