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SHOCKER: The Truth Behind the Baby Formula Shortage

The baby formula out-of-stock rate nationwide sits at 40%, according to a report from Datasembly.

In Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Missouri, Texas, and Tennessee, the rates were greater than 50% during the last week of April. See below an ABC report on this baby formula shortage.

“This issue has been compounded by supply chain issues, product recalls, and historic inflation,” Datasembly CEO Ben Reich said in a report from mid-April.

“Unfortunately, given the unprecedented amount of volatility to the category, we anticipate baby formula to continue to be one of the most affected products in the market.”

The formula shortage, which has become a national crisis, was triggered by supply chain issues but spiked recently with the closure of the Abbott plant due to alleged production issues that have led to two infant deaths.

Abbott Laboratories, the biggest baby formula supplier in the US, whose Michigan plant was shut down nearly three months ago, claims the bacterial infection that killed at least two infants did not come from their products.

In mid-February, Abbott Laboratories issued a nationwide baby formula recall and ceased operations at its plant in Sturgis, Michigan, amid reports of babies contracting bacterial infections from its products.

Despite this issue with Abbott, the baby formula supply chain issues have been building for nearly a year. See this in the chart below and learn more here and here.

Baby Formula Shortages 2022

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See below the states in the US that have been hit the hardest by this baby formula shortage crisis.

Baby Formula Shortages by State 2022

Unfortunately, Abbott’s Sturgis plant is responsible for the manufacturing of 75% of all amino acid baby formulas in the US.

The Abbott plant still remains closed despite the findings after shutting down in February amid a major product recall. So far, the FDA refuses to allow it to reopen.

Abbott says it’s “working closely with the FDA to restart operations” at the plant as parents across the nation are struggling to get formula for their babies.



Again, the supply chain issues have been ongoing for nearly a year, while the Biden administration has done little to alleviate the issues.

It is almost as if it was part of a plan to drive an agenda that more government control is needed over the free market – when the opposite would be the better solution to relieve these shortage issues.

This story is not over.

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19 thoughts on “SHOCKER: The Truth Behind the Baby Formula Shortage”

    1. I grew up in the 50’s on a farm. My mom gave us cows milk with Kari syrup. 7 kids.we all turned out fine.

  1. Almost as if those in power are forcing abortions now. No formula = starving infants. What’s a mother to be to do?

    1. We did not have premaid formula in the old days we made our own and we had healthy babies, research it , Carnation evaporated milk boiled steril water and Dark karo syrup. research it and include baby vitamins.

      1. Carnation evaporated milk, the milk from contented cows as the ads say. This also make for contented babies. During 2 we used to add water to evaporated milk to make regular drinking milk and had to us it on our cereal.

  2. I haven’t verified this or seen it myself but I have read that there is pallets of baby formulas for the illegals and that our government is shipping food and formula to Ukraine.I would also like more information about the fires in food processing plants. Americans have always stepped up to help others when there was a need, but at this point we are in need. Our government has brought us to this point and are pushing it further to bring us to our knees . I personally do not trust them one little bit . We need the truth about all of this. Can we get the truth out there???

    1. So have I . Illegals first ! And seeing as Biden seams to think we’re last on the list . Cause no one wants more of his BS Policies .

  3. It looks as if the American people are going to have to become vigilantes and take back our country literally.It seems as if there is no one in Washington interested in saving our great country. It’s a shame that our country has ended up in the shape she’s in.The elected officials seems as though they want America to join the ranks of all the third world countries instead of the greatest country in the world.Why can’t we start our production companies back up and provide all the necessities we need instead of buying from other countries.it doesn’t take a genius to see what they are doing to our country in DC.I could go on and on but what’s the use.

  4. The Biden administration started on “Day One” to work on reducing the average American lifestyle. To reduce our consumption as much as possible on everything we use. Shortages raise prices as people become desperate to get what they need and willing to pay more. A real leader would explain these types of things to those he/she governs. Maybe Biden “WILL” explain things, after he remembers his name.

  5. This is what happens when fraud happens in an election!! Everything Joey the clown touches turns south! Looks like everything was pre planned to destroy America!!

  6. Abortions, Baby formulas, burning down production plants are Smoke screens to what they are really doing. Giving our sovereignty away and letting the WHO, world health org, dictate what we can do, will do, and say or not say. China has more control over WHO than what we the people are told.

  7. Don’t know what you want me to say. You have said it all. By what’s going on, it tells us Biden is selling us down the drain. Don’t think we can stand another 3 years of him. We won’t have a nation left. Don’t understand why he wants that. He should be impeached and thrown out of office, and NOW.

  8. Seems the FDA shut the baby formula plants down. That means the Federal Government with no alternative or no plan because two babies died from a bacterial infection they blamed on the Abbott plant which Abbott denies. Now Bill Gates comes to the rescue with some new formula. And we are suppose to think this is all a coincidence.

  9. Jen Press secretary to another puppet isn’t going to change the narrative!
    We need real strong people in our government, who will listen to the will of the people.Not a figure head president and giggling VP.
    SOS 🆘

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