According to a report on the ABC website on the 7th, the tracking data of the retailer's infant formula inventory by the US "Data Aggregation" company showed that during the period from May 22 to 29, nine states including California, Florida and Louisiana were The state has a 90 percent out-of-stock rate of formula.
The national formula shortage rate has climbed to more than 73%.
In response to the "milk powder shortage", the U.S. government issued some policies in mid-May, including authorizing the Department of Defense and other departments to launch an "airborne milk formula operation", using civil aviation aircraft contracted with the military to transport products that meet relevant standards from abroad to the United States. milk powder.
However, according to the ABC website, the latest batch of milk powder to arrive contains only Stage 1 formula for healthy babies.
And families of premature babies and babies with allergies are still hopelessly struggling.
According to reports, in order to alleviate the "milk milk crisis", Abbott's Michigan infant formula milk powder factory, which was previously closed due to product safety issues, has resumed production on the 4th of this month.
But Abbott said it estimated it would take at least six to eight weeks to fully resume production.
As the supply continues to be tight and the price of milk powder soars, many parents can only choose to feed their infants solid food in advance.
In fact, the United States began to show signs of milk powder shortages as early as last November. In February this year, Abbott, the largest milk powder supplier in the United States, recalled several formula milk powder due to product safety issues and closed its Michigan factory, further exacerbating the "milk powder crisis". .
In the face of the "milk powder crisis", the US federal government has been slow to respond.
It wasn't until May 16 that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it would allow overseas infant formula to enter the U.S. market.Keywords: