NYC Sounds Emergency Alarm Amid Baby Formula Shortage

NYC Sounds Emergency Alarm Amid Baby Formula Shortage

Liberal State Declares State Of Emergency

(RepublicanNews.org) – American parents are learning a tragic lesson about how supply chain problems can leave them struggling to feed their babies. The formula shortage continues to grow unchecked, causing many to criticize the Biden administration for not taking action sooner. One DNC leader from New York is getting ahead of the curve in an effort to protect his citizens from the shortage’s effects.

State of Emergency

State of emergency — it’s a phrase politicians seem all too willing to throw around, especially since the onset of COVID-19. Even though emergent situations rarely occur because of a single incident or event, leaders can initiate that designation for just about anything.

For Mayor Eric Adams of New York City (NYC), the formula shortage is reason enough. Feeling he had no other alternative, he recently called a state of emergency over the problem.

According to Fox News, Adams says he has empathy for families struggling to feed hungry kids. He’s committed to halting price gouging at a time when people are already struggling enough. However, Adams also announced on May 22 that the NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection would put an end to businesses inflating baby formula prices to take advantage of the current shortage and pad their profits.

A Trendsetter?

Mayor Adams very well could be the first Democrat to call a state of emergency to address the formula shortage on a local level. Adams’ core goal was to show mothers and families that NYC stands with them every step of the way and will assist in any way it can.

Perhaps this will become a trend Americans push for throughout the US: Democrats essentially admitting there is a problem despite the Biden administration’s ignorance.

Good News

Despite dire reports of the shortage’s effects across the country, there is good news on the horizon. Abbott, a major formula producer in Sturgis, Michigan, was recently shuttered by the FDA over Cronobacter sakazakii or Salmonella contamination concerns but may be about to make a comeback. A recent inspection turned up no evidence of either bacterium.

The company hopes to restore production within the next couple of weeks. Families could see formula back on the shelves within a maximum of two months if all goes well. Abbott also mentioned in its statement that it found no connection between the sick or deceased babies and its products. Is an end to the formula shortage finally in sight?

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