FDA: Infant formula supply improving for hospitals, others
Jun 8, 2022
On a call yesterday to update AHA and other stakeholders on the national shortage of infant formula, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert Califf said U.S. supplies now exceed pre-pandemic levels, but recognized that supplies are still making their way through the supply chain and that families may be buying extra now to feel more confident they will not face a shortage in their home. He said domestically manufactured product is available through normal distribution channels while products imported through Operation Fly Formula are distributed primarily to children’s hospitals and stores in underserved communities. Hospitals needing normal or specialty formula may submit a request to Abbott Nutrition. For more on the formula update, see today’s AHA Member Advisory.