AP Photo/Susan Walsh The White House has been blaming the baby formula shortage on an FDA recall in February that caused the closing of an Abbott facility that made the formula.
They have been doing that largely to avoid recognizing that there have been ongoing supply chain issues affecting formula supply since last year.
But additionally, there have been questions about how the FDA has dealt with the alleged issues regarding the Abbott facility. A whistleblower identified concerns to the FDA in October, but the FDA didn’t inspect the plant until January. In February, after four babies were hospitalized and two died, the plant was shut down out of contamination concerns. Since then, there seems to have been no rush to facilitate a process for reopening safely. It’s now May, and the plant still isn’t open. Abbott is the largest producer and is responsible for almost half the supply of formula produced in the country. That’s why keeping it shut down is so significant.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki claimed that there were “babies who died as a result of taking this formula.” Jen Psaki blames the baby formula shortage on February’s recall and shuttering of the Abbott plant. pic.twitter.com/eJpPjzK8st — Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) May 12, 2022 But Abbott called out Psaki, saying that was not true in an 11-tweet thread on Twitter. It boils down to them saying it wasn’t their formula, based on the evidence adduced so far. At the White House press conference today, the Press Secretary mistakenly said that our formulas were tainted and killed two infants. The deaths of these infants are a tragedy. The facts, however, are critical: A comprehensive investigation by Abbott, FDA and CDC found no evidence that our formulas caused infant illnesses. Specifically…
CDC concluded its investigation with no findings of a […]
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