Neon Nettle
© 2022 Neon Nettle

Subscribe to our mailing list

Advertise Contact About Us Our Writers T&C's Privacy Support Us © 2022 Neon Nettle All Rights Reserved.

Parents Panic as Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage Hits 'Shocking' Levels

'This is a shocking number that you don’t see for other categories'

 on 7th May 2022 @ 9.00pm
the company said that it tracked baby formula stock at more than 11 000 stores nationwide © press
The company said that it tracked baby formula stock at more than 11,000 stores nationwide

A nationwide shortage in baby formula is getting worse as parents express alarm over the worrying trend, according to a new analysis.

At retail locations across the United States, about 40 percent of the top-selling infant formula products were not in stock for the week ending April 24, said Datasembly.

The company said that it tracked baby formula stock at more than 11,000 stores nationwide.

“This is a shocking number that you don’t see for other categories,” Ben Reich, CEO of Datasembly, told CBS News.

“We’ve been tracking it over time and it’s going up dramatically. We see this category is being affected by economic conditions more dramatically than others,” Reich added.

previously  drugstore chains like walgreens and cvs have announced they would limit how many baby formula products each shopper © press
Previously, drugstore chains like Walgreens and CVS have announced they would limit how many baby formula products each shopper

Previously, drugstore chains like Walgreens and CVS have announced they would limit how many baby formula products each shopper can purchase at a given time.

In a statement, Reich cited inflation, product recalls, and supply chain shortages as why there is “an unprecedented amount of volatility for baby formula.”

And he believes that the shortages will continue in the near future.

“We expect to continue to see the baby formula category being dramatically affected by these conditions,” Reich said.

“Baby formula stock, which has been one of the more affected categories so far in 2022, and one that will continue to demonstrate higher than average out-of-stock levels.”

Meanwhile, some parents have expressed alarm on social media about the apparent lack of infant formula on shelves.

meanwhile  some parents have expressed alarm on social media about the apparent lack of infant formula on shelves © press
Meanwhile, some parents have expressed alarm on social media about the apparent lack of infant formula on shelves

Danielle Miller, a mother, wrote on Twitter last week:

“If the [mainstream media] can talk about the toilet paper shortage ever [sic] hour, they should be talking about the baby formula shortage at least."

"We ended [up] finding the Amazon brand online but not everyone is so lucky to be able to feed that.

"Please share. This is every store!”

“The baby formula shortage is unreal!” GET THESE BABIES SOME FOOD!” another mother wrote on Twitter along with a photo of empty shelves, adding that “it’s a crisis all over.”

Another parent, Irene Anhoeck of San Francisco, told local media that “we’ve noticed it being difficult to find maybe a couple months ago—two, three months ago—and then just recently we can’t find it.”

She added, “We’ve tried all the local Targets. We checked Costco, Costco online, Walgreens, Long’s.

"Can’t find it anywhere.”

In February, a major baby formula producer, Abbott Nutrition, recalled numerous lots of its products following reports of bacterial illnesses in infants.

Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a notice to consumers telling them not to consume any products manufactured at Abbott’s facility in Sturgis, Michigan, over concerns of contamination.

[READ MORE] Experts Warn Ukraine Crisis and COVID Are 'Perfect Storm' That Could Starve Millions

Share:
tags: Children | Food
Steve Quayle Neon Nettle telegram

Facebook is heavily censoring information from independent sources.

To bypass internet censorship, connect with us directly by enabling our notifications (using the red subscription bell in the bottom right corner) or by subscribing to our free daily newsletter.

Get the latest news delivered straight to your inbox for free every day by signing up below.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Subscribe to our mailing list

Follow Neon Nettle


PREV
BOOKMARK US
NEXT
on Nettle">BOOKMARK US NEXT on Nettle">BOOKMARK US NEXT on Nettle">BOOKMARK US NEXT