Abbott Michigan Plant Resumes Formula Production Again

    Abbott Michigan Plant Resumes Formula Production Again
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    The Facts

    • Abbott Nutrition's Michigan plant reopened on July 1 and restarted production of its specialty baby formula, EleClare, after a three-week shutdown caused by flooding from storms.

    • A previous closure in Feb. due to an FDA inspection that found multiple issues potentially leading to the spread of bacteria exacerbated a nationwide formula shortage.

    The Spin

    Republican narrative

    This is a national crisis that needs to be better addressed by both the government and the media. The shortage has been building since the onset of the pandemic, and the lack of timely and appropriate action from the Biden admin. makes it clear that its priorities are elsewhere.

    Democratic narrative

    The baby formula shortage is simply another symptom of the current economic environment. Scarcity is an issue that affects many sectors and the Biden administration is doing what it can to address these shortages.

    Political split



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