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Welcome to Bobbie‘s State of the Shelves where we give you everything you need to know in just one minute on Instagram. To catch up entirely, don’t miss our intro episode.
What’s the news on the baby formula shortage?
Today there were TWO Congressional hearings on the formula shortage. The first digging into oversight with government regulators and industry leaders and the second hearing from NGO’s.
Members of Congress asked questions of Abbott (Similac), Gerber, Reckitt (Enfamil) and the FDA.
So, how’d today go in the hearing?
As Lizzo would say, it’s about damn time Congressional members ask questions of the FDA and large legacy brands. American parents and caregivers deserve answers and solutions.
The hot tea of the day came from the FDA Commissioner Robert Califf who said they found “egregiously unsanitary conditions” at Abbot’s manufacturing site that was shut down due to recall in February.
The formula crisis is a non-partisan issue
On a positive note, it was good to hear bipartisan voices speaking up on the importance of formula as an essential food for our most precious population.
Tomorrow, a Senate Committee will dive in with the FDA Commissioner.
More to come.
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