/Texas Gov. Looks Here to Save Baby Formula Shortage

Texas Gov. Looks Here to Save Baby Formula Shortage

The nation’s largest baby formula manufacturer has provided an update on the measures it’s taking to help ease the formula shortages in the U.S. amid the ongoing shutdown of one of its major plants.

Abbott Nutrition said a press release Friday that since the shuttering of its Sturgis, Michigan, facility in February, the company has “air shipped millions of cans of infant formula powder into the U.S.” from its U.S. Food and Drug Administration-registered plant in Cootehill, Ireland.

The firm said it has also “prioritized infant formula production at our Columbus, Ohio, facility, converting other liquid manufacturing lines into manufacturing Similac liquid ready-to-feed.”

Abbott’s other plants “are running at full capacity as we continue to prioritize production of infant formula to help replenish the supply in the market,” the statement reads.

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