FDA comes to agreement with baby formula factory to resume production

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FDA comes to agreement with baby formula factory to resume production

A baby formula drive on Saturday, May 14

From The Washington Post | Business by Laura Reiley

Abbott Nutrition, the maker of Similac and other popular baby formulas, on Monday said it has come to an agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to fix safety issues at a Sturgis, Mich., factory that has been shuttered for more than three months, contributing to a nationwide shortage of baby formula.

“This is a major step toward re-opening our Sturgis facility so we can ease the nationwide formula shortage,” said Robert Ford, chairman and chief executive of Abbott, who noted that the shortage was also exacerbated by a voluntary recall by the company of formula that had been possibly tainted by a bacteria that sickened and killed infants.

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