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Biden Administration writes letter to Abbott CEO expressing 'grave concern' on baby formula shortage
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A member of the Biden administration wrote a letter to the CEO of Abbott Laboratories on Friday, expressing "grave concern" of the nationwide availability of baby formula amid a deepening shortage that is leaving Americans scrambling to find the product.
Thomas Vilsack, secretary of agriculture, wrote a letter to the CEO of Abbott Laboratories, Robert Ford, stating that the company needs to "do more" to ensure that lower-income Americans have access to baby formula.
Abbott is the primary provider of baby formula in the government's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), which Vilsack says puts the company in a "privileged position" of "critical responsibility" to help address the baby formula shortage.
ABBOTT SAYS IT WILL BE AT LEAST TWO MONTHS BEFORE BABY FORMULA FROM SHUTTERED PLANT HITS SHELVES