Biden to speak with infant formula manufacturers amid shortage

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President Biden is scheduled to speak with retailers and manufacturers later Thursday about the ongoing efforts to resolve an infant formula supply shortage, a White House official said.

The White House is also planning to announce “additional actions” the Biden administration is taking to address the shortage on Thursday, the official said.

A nationwide shortage of infant formula has left parents across the country scrambling, particularly those who cannot breastfeed or who have children who suffer from medical conditions and need specialty formula as a result.

The crisis is driven by supply chain problems and a recent recall of formula produced by Abbott Nutrition as well as the shutdown of the company’s Michigan manufacturing plant.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been taking the lead on responding to the crisis, and earlier this week said it was working with Abbott and other manufacturers to bring safe products to the market.

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