The executive order, which limits growth to 10% or more, has been adopted in the face of an unprecedented shortage of baby food across the United States.
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New York Mayor Eric Adams declared a state of emergency on Sunday to stem a rise in the price of baby powdered milk, a product with unprecedented shortages across the United States.
“This emergency executive order will help us take strong action Against any retailer trying to capitalize on this crisis Increase in the prices of this essential commodity. Our message to struggling mothers and families is simple: Our city will do everything in its power to help during this challenging period,” the Democrat said in a statement today.
The rule defines a “excessive price markup” such as 10% or more Above the normal price of a product.
In recent weeks, powdered milk for babies has been a challenge for parents in various states of the country.
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The shortages have been caused by global supply problems caused by the pandemic and difficulties at the production plant, which is located in Sturgis, Michigan, at Abbott, the US leading manufacturer of infant formula.
“For New Yorkers Who Have Been Overcharged for Powdered Milk” You can file a complaint with the Consumer and Labor Protection Department. (DCWP) through their website or call 311 and say: ‘surcharge'”.
Anne Williams-Isom, deputy mayor of Health and Human Services, said in the same release, “The nationwide infant formula shortage is hurting our city’s parents and families at a time when we are still reeling from the crisis of the past two years. are battling.”
Former Mayor Bill de Blasio took the same measure at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic when stores began raising the prices of disinfectants and masks.
Nationally, according to the New York City Council, More than 40% of large retailers do not carry infant formula.
Last Wednesday, the President of the United States, Joe Biden, authorized the Defense Department to use contracts with commercial airlines baptized by the White House to import powdered milk from anywhere in the world. Operation Fly Formula (Operation to transport baby’s milk by plane).
In addition, Biden enacted a law related to the Cold War to accelerate the production of that dairy food in the United States.
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