STURGIS, Mich. – The Abbott baby formula plant on the west side of Michigan has been forced to shut down just days after it finally reopened.
This time, it was a major storm that caused huge problems for the nation’s largest producer of baby formula. Heavy rain overwhelmed the nearby stormwater system causing flooding inside the facility, bringing production to a halt.
“This will likely delay production and distribution of new product for at least a few weeks. Right now, we are working to repair the damage and get back online,” a spokesperson for the plant said.
An inspection that found unsanitary conditions throughout the facility triggered a massive recall. The plant was forced to shut down for four months. Production had resumed on June 4.
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