The National Consumers League applauds the FDA for promptly responding to the infant formula shortage

June 2, 2022

Media contact: National Consumers League – Katie Brown,, (202) 207-2832

This statement can be attributed to Sally Greenberg, NCL’s Executive Director:

“Today, NCL commends the Food and Drug Administration for taking strong and decisive actions to relieve the shortage in infant formula caused by the recall of a tainted product. We called upon the FDA to act and they did! We thank Commissioner Rob Califf for responding decisively to calls from Congress and affected families across the country. So far, the FDA’s efforts to import formula from approved providers in Australia and other nations on FDA’s list are helping to alleviate the shortage in record time. On May 19, NCL issued a statement on the infant formula shortage, placing responsibility squarely on the Abbott Lab facility in Michigan, whose manufacturing practices led to tainted products that injured and killed infants. Those lapses triggered a recall and created the shortage. Now the FDA is working 24/7 to get infant formula back on the shelves and are doing so admirably.”

May 19 statement on infant formula shortage


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