FDA to allow some baby formula from shuttered Abbott facility

As parents across the United States are scrambling to find baby formula because of supply disruptions, the FDA says it would allow some formula products from the shuttered Abbott facility in Michigan to be released on a case-by-case basis.

NewsChannel 13 has been reporting on supply chain challenges. Part of the reason the formula supply is so low is because in February, the company Abbott issued a recall of some of its products. There were bacterial infection concerns.

Now, the FDA says it will not object to Abbott Nutrition releasing the product for individuals needing urgent, life-sustaining supplies of certain specialty and metabolic formulas on a case-by-case basis that have been on hold at the facility.