US baby formula shortage gives Biden new headache

Infant formula sits on a shelf in a grocery store in Round Lake Beach, Illinois. The United States is facing a shortage of baby formula after contamination forced manufacturer Abbott to stop production of several brands of formula in February after two infant deaths. –EPA pic, May 13, 2022.

THE White House vowed yesterday to take action to boost supplies of baby formula as President Joe Biden was slammed by Republicans for crippling shortages nationwide.

Last week, the average out-of-stock rate for baby formula was 43%, according to Datasembly, which collected information from more than 11,000 retailers.

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