Shortage of infant formula worsens, hitting low-income families hardest #Shortage #infant #formula #worsens #hitting #lowincome #families #hardest Welcome to TmZ Blog, here is the new story we have for you today:
New data suggests that the shortage of infant formula in the United States is worsening, particularly hitting the Southern and Southwestern states.
Nationally, 23% of powdered baby formula was out of stock in the week ended May 22, up from 21% the previous week, according to the latest figures from market research firm IRI. In the first week of January and before the recall of the formula produced by Abbott Laboratories, 11% of powdered infant formula was out of stock due to pandemic-related supply chain shortages and inflation. Before the pandemic, the normal stock-out range for powdered formula was 5% to 7%, according to the IRI.