What we know about new efforts to ease formula shortage in Michigan
The desperate search for formula has been frustrating for so many families across the United States, so on Tuesday, we hit several stores in Metro Detroit. While store shelves were empty at most locations, we did hear some more product is on the way at select CVS locations.
Baby formula shortage strains families, forces stores to ration
Retailers are limiting purchases of baby formula, while customers are struggling to find it at all, amid a shortage tied to a recent recall of Similac and other brands produced by Abbott Nutrition. The recall exacerbated existing formula inventory troubles due to supply chain snarls and ingredient shortages brought on by the pandemic. Now, families in some parts of the country are finding formula tough to come by. Target, Walmart, Kroger, Walgreens and CVS were rationing formula purchases online and in some stores as of Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal reported. This is why some retailers have put in place quantity restrictions.”Consumers are having to “shop around” for formula, Saunders said, searching multiple locations and routinely encountering empty shelves and online out-of-stock messages.washingtonpost.com
Southfield mother suing makers of Similac baby formula, alleging it sickened her child
Baby Daxton Jackson made his way into the world on Oct. 31, 2021.Mom Wendy Jackson, a medical doctor herself, wanted to breastfeed, but she wasn’t producing enough milk, so she did what she thought was the next best thing, and she turned to the Similac formula Oakwood Hospital provided her with.
More baby formula recalled as FDA investigates children’s illnesses, two deaths
Five illnesses tied to the possible contamination of the powdered baby formulas have been reported, with two of those illnesses resulting in death, the FDA reports. Four of the illnesses were caused by a Cronobacter sakazakii infection and one was caused by a Salmonella Newport infection. The most recent case now adds specialty formula Similac PM 60/40 with lot codes 27032K80 (can) and 27032K800 (case) to the recall. Samples of products tested at the facility by the FDA have produced several positive Cronobacter sakazakii results, according to the FDA. A Cronobacter bacteria can cause severe illnesses such as sepsis or meningitis which can result in death.mlive.com
Powdered baby formula recall: What parents and caregivers need to know
This baby formula recall is massive and concerning. Several products are affected. Infants have become sick with bacterial infections after consuming these products. The products under recall include Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare powdered infant formulas.