Utah Department of Health provides update on formula shortage, Abbott restarts formula production
Jun 6, 2022, 11:29 AM
Abbott announced restarting formula production at its Sturgis, Michigan facility, after meeting requirements with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) according to a statement from the company.
Abbott is beginning production of EleCare which will be released to consumers beginning on June 20.
In a statement from the company it says, “We’re also working hard to fulfill the steps necessary to restart production of Similac and other formulas will do so as soon as we can. We understand the urgent need for formula and our top priority is getting high-quality, safe formula into the hands of families across America. We will ramp production as quickly as we can while meeting all requirements. We’re committed to safety and quality and will do everything we can to re-earn the trust parents, caregivers and health care providers have placed in us for 130 years.”
The Utah Department of Health said a significant amount of formula has “come into the state, especially to the ‘warehouse’ stores” in the last five days. The following image is from the Winco in Layton.
In the last 5 days, a significant amount of formula has come into the state, especially to the "warehouse" stores.
The first photo is from the Winco in Layton.
We are seeing good amounts of ready-to-feed in the state, and starting to see more sensitive formulas (second photo). pic.twitter.com/v9PPqj8UP3
— Utah Dept. of Health (@UtahDepOfHealth) June 6, 2022
According to UDOH, their teams have been working to request additional product for Associated Foods from Abbott, Mead Johnson, and Gerber.
For up-to-date information on the formula shortage click here.
UDOH stated in a tweet, “As always, to the Utah moms who are helping one another find formula. You are rock stars! Social media activity posting photos and locations of formulas helps thousands of families throughout the state.”