USDA Extends Formula Flexibility for WIC Program

Additional cost for formula will be covered above the original program funding. The Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced last month that it will be extending flexible formula options…

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Abbott Infant Formula Plant Resumes Production

The facility reopens again after flooding last month. Abbott, Inc. announced this week that its infant formula plant in Sturgis, Michigan, has resumed production. After a four-month shutdown…

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Federal Investigators Reviewing Baby Formula Shortage

They question if FDA followed recall processes.  Last week, legislators questioned officials from the Food and Drug administration over what they viewed as a lack of urgency in…

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President Meets with Major Formula Manufacturers

Fields questions with surgeon general in virtual meeting. President Joe Biden, Secretary Xavier Becerra, and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy met virtually with infant formula manufacturing companies on Wednesday…

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FMCSA Issues Formula Emergency Declaration

Removes maximum driving time for truckers transporting formula components. This week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), an agency within the Department of Transportation, made an emergency…

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FDA Allows Imports for UK Baby Formulas

Could bring 2 million cans of formula to U.S. U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Tuesday that it is easing regulations on baby formula imports from…

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First European Shipment of Baby Formula Arrives in U.S.

Secretary Vilsack greets first plane as it lands. On Sunday, the first military cargo plane carrying an emergency shipment of baby formula from Europe landed in Indianapolis, Indiana.…

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President Invokes Defense Act for Baby Formula

Administration authorizes flights from overseas with imports.  The president’s administration has invoked the Defense Production Act to increase the production of baby formula. The White House reported the…

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Baby Formula Shortage Concerns Parents and Pediatricians

FDA shutdown of Michigan manufacturer contributing to lowered supply. Supply chain and delivery issues are a part of a nationwide shortage of infant and baby formula, causing parents…

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USDA Shares Nutrition Security Report

Secretary Vilsack speaks about the report at Columbia University. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the release of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Actions on Nutrition Security. Secretary…

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