The baby formula closes a few days after reopening at the heart of the plant deficiency.

The Baby Formula Company, a leading national shortage center, was forced to close its Michigan plant late Wednesday, just days after it reopened after months of forced shutdowns.

Abbott Laboratories said its plant – which only reopened on June 4 – had been hit by “severe thunderstorms and heavy rain” that had caused “power outages and flood damage” to Sturgis, which caused large There was a massive flood.

“As a result, Abbott has stopped production of its special EleCare formula, which was used to assess storm damage and to clean and re-clean the plant.” The company announced.

“This could delay production and distribution of new products by a few weeks,” said the largest U.S. supplier of Powder Infant formula.

Nevertheless, despite the “historic demand”, the company insists that it has “sufficient current supply of EleCare and most of its features and metabolic formulas to meet the needs of these products until new products are available.” . “

Abbott Laboratories said its plant – which only reopened on June 4 – had been hit by “heavy thunderstorms and heavy rains” that had caused “power outages and flooding.”
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Insist with the company too "Historical demand" it was "Ample current supply of EleCare.
The company insisted, despite “historic demand”, that it had “ample current supply of EleCare.”
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Wednesday’s shutdown was the latest blow to the plant, which the Food and Drug Administration shut down in February after two infants died from a rare bacterium that may have come from the plant.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Robert Cliff said the federal agency “Notified” of the latest closure.

He tweeted, “I spoke to the CEO in person tonight and we discussed our shared desire to relaunch and run this facility as soon as possible.”

Calling it an “unfortunate shock”, Caleb insisted that “there is still plenty of product to meet current demand.”

The Biden administration is under constant pressure to address the issue of infant formula.
The Biden administration is under constant pressure to address the issue of infant formula.
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The facility halted production after the plant was found to be infected with the coronobacter Sakazaki bacterium.
The facility halted production after the plant was found to be infected with the coronobacter Sakazaki bacterium.
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“Ensuring parents and carers have access to safe and available infant formula is a top FDA priority, and our teams are working day and night to help do that,” he tweeted. He tweeted.