The US Baby Formula Shortage Is the FDA’s Fault

Source: Reason
by Robby Soave

“The U.S. is in the grips of a baby formula shortage. Abbott Nutrition, a popular manufacturer, issued recalls on three of its products in February after a spate of bacterial infections and two infant deaths. Now many stores are out of baby formula or are placing limits on how customers can purchase in order to preserve supplies. … U.S. officials could have made such shortages less likely by approving baby formula that is widely available in Europe, but per usual, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has other priorities. The agency has a long history of taking forever — years and years and years — to approve foods and medications that European officials have already decided are perfectly safe for human consumption.” (05/10/22)