Concern among Americans about shortage of formula milk leads to shortages in supermarkets


Formula milk manufacturers such as Nestlé have increased supplies to the US by shipping their products from Europe to address this shortfall caused by the withdrawal of products from the market by major US producer Abbott Laboratories.

Practically empty shelves in a supermarket.Eric S LesserEFE
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main baby formula milk manufacturer, Reckitt Benckiser You nestleSupplies to the United States have increased to make up for a shortage that has emptied shelves and caused panic among parents.

Baby formula aisles in US supermarkets have been decimated since major US manufacturer Abbott Laboratories recalled formula after receiving it in February. Complications of bacterial infection.

Abbott said on Monday it has struck an agreement with the US health regulator to resume production of infant formula at its Michigan plant, a significant step toward solving a nationwide shortage.

Meanwhile, other infant formula manufacturers have ramped up production and shipped additional supplies to the United States.

Reckitt is Benckiser increase in milk production A company executive confirmed to Reuters on Tuesday that baby formula is taking up to 30% off and consistent deliveries in US stores.

The firm, which manufactures its formula in the United States at three facilities in Michigan, Indiana and Minnesota, has given plants “unlimited overtime” to work additional shifts, said Robert, senior vice president of North America and Europe nutrition for Reckitt. says Cleveland. ,

Before Abbott’s withdrawal, Reckitt supplied just over a third of the US infant formula market, compared to Abbott’s 44%. UK-based Reckitt told Reuters that Now more than 50% of the total supply of infant formula in the country.

There is a situation that the United States will allow the import of formula milk for infants from foreign manufacturers that do not usually sell their products there, as confirmed Monday by the country’s Food and Drug Administration.

For its part, Nestlé is airlifting baby formula from the Netherlands to the United States.

world’s largest packaged food group Gerber is advancing the baby food formula USA and infant formula from Netherlands alfamino All from Switzerland.

“We preferred these products because they have an important medical purpose, as they are for children with cow’s milk protein allergies,” the company says. “Both products were already being imported, but we went ahead with the shipment and arrived by air to help meet urgent needs,” he says.

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