House Democrats to hold hearings on infant formula crisis, introduce bill to strengthen FDA inspections

House Democrats will hold hearings on the U.S. formula shortage and pass legislation to increase Food and Drug Administration inspection staff to ensure imported products are safe for infants. Representative Rosa DeLauro, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, on Tuesday introduced a bill that would provide the FDA with $28 million in emergency funding to … Read more

FDA and Abbott reach infant formula deal to try to ease shortage

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday reached an agreement with Abbott Laboratories on the steps needed to reopen the company’s shuttered infant formula plant, which could begin to ease the infant formula shortage that has frightened and infuriated parents. in all the countries. The FDA said it expected Abbott to restart production in about … Read more

FDA announces it will make it easier to import certain infant formulas to ease shortage

The United States typically produces 98% of the infant formula it uses, with imported formula coming mainly from Mexico, Ireland and the Netherlands, the agency said in a statement. But because of the shortage, the FDA describes a process by which it “would not object to the importation of certain infant formula intended for a … Read more

White House says deal is near to reopen infant formula factory

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under fire from parents and politicians, President Joe Biden’s administration is expected to announce an agreement on Monday to reopen the nation’s largest infant formula manufacturing plant and ease import rules to allow the supply from overseas, amid a national shortage spurred by the Michigan plant’s closure earlier this year over safety … Read more

FDA, Biden ‘dropped the ball’ on infant formula crisis, experts say

The FDA “dropped the ball” on the nation’s infant formula crisis – closing a crucial factory on top of product recalls and not warning parents of the ramifications, experts told the Post on Friday.Desperate moms and dads have been scouring stores across the country for formula milk since mega-maker Abbott issued a safety recall in … Read more

Breakthrough of SIDS? Possible biomarker of sudden infant death syndrome identified

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Babies at risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) could be identified through a biochemical marker, according to a new study published in The Lancet’s eBioMedicine. SIDS is the unexplained death of a seemingly healthy baby under the age of one, usually while sleeping, according to the … Read more

The shortage of infant formula is getting worse; CVS, Target, Walgreens limit sales

Infant formula supplies have become tighter, increasing the percentage out of stock to 40% from 31% two weeks earlier. The shortage has led retailers including CVS, Target and Walgreens to limit infant formula purchases. Shortages are even worse in some states: Tennessee, Texas, Missouri, Iowa, South Dakota and North Dakota are facing supply shortages greater … Read more