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Abbott CEO Apologizes for Baby Formula Shortage

Written by on May 23, 2022

After four babies became sick with bacterial infections after consuming Abbott products made at a plant in Michigan, the company was quick to temporarily close the facility and issued a voluntary recall for products made there. Since then, there has been a baby formula shortage. As the first overseas formula ships in and Abbotts works with the FDA on a solution, CEO Robert Ford wanted to apologize to the community, stating: “We’re sorry to every family we’ve let down since our voluntary recall exacerbated our nation’s baby formula shortage…We believe our voluntary recall was the right thing to do. We will not take risks when it comes to the health of children.”

As of right now, Abbott’s plans to have the plant in Michigan will reopen in the first week of June, where production of Elecare and other hypoallergenic formulas will be prioritized. Ford stated: “By the end of June, we will be supplying more formula to Americans than we were in January before the recall.”

Source: NPR

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