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Baby Formula Maker Under Criminal Investigation
Abbott Faces
Criminal Investigation

Abbott Faces Criminal Investigation

Baby formula maker, whose plant was shut down after illnesses, says it's cooperating

(Newser) - The Justice Department has begun a criminal investigation of actions at Abbott Laboratories' plant in Sturgis, Michigan, that was shut down almost a year ago, intensifying a national shortage of baby formula. The company said it's cooperating with federal investigators, NBC News reports. Four infants became ill after having...

Amid Criticism on FDA Response, News of a 3rd Infant Death

FDA says investigation is in early stages on baby said to have consumed Abbott baby formula

(Newser) - The FDA has learned about the third death of an infant who reportedly consumed Abbott Laboratories' baby formula, linked to bacterial contamination. The agency said it received a consumer complaint related to the January death on June 10, per the Wall Street Journal . It had already disclosed that four infants...

Baby Formula Plant Must Temporarily Close Again

This time, severe weather is to blame at Abbott's facility in Sturgis, Michigan

(Newser) - Another potential baby formula headache : Severe weather has forced Abbott Nutrition to pause production at a Michigan factory that had just restarted after being closed for several months, per the AP . Production for Abbott's EleCare specialty formula has been suspended, but the company says there is enough supply for...

For Formula Shortage, Biden Invokes Defense Production Act
Abbott Plant Resumes
Making Infant Formula

Abbott Plant Resumes Making Infant Formula

Company says it will start with a specialty product for children with allergies

(Newser) - Update: The Abbott Nutrition plant in Michigan began producing infant formula again Saturday. The company said it had met the requirements of its agreement with the federal government to reopen the plant. Among other things, the company had to have an outside expert review plant operations and legal compliance, the...

FDA Clears Way to Increase Formula Imports
Formula Plant
to Go Back Online

Formula Plant to Go Back Online

FDA clears way to increase imports, as well

(Newser) - Federal officials on Monday reached an agreement to allow baby formula maker Abbott to restart its largest domestic factory, though it will be two months or more before any new products ship from the site to alleviate the national shortage facing parents. Under the agreement, Abbott must work with outside...

Buttigieg Goes After Abbott Labs on Baby Formula

Transportation chief, who has infant twins, says the nationwide shortage is 'very personal'

(Newser) - Parents nationwide are scrambling to find baby formula amid a national shortage, and the issue is familiar to one high-ranking member of the Biden administration. "This is very personal for us," Department of Transportation chief Pete Buttigieg told Face the Nation Sunday on CBS. "We've got...

FDA Updates Baby Formula Warning After Second Death

Abbott's Similac, Similac Alimentum, EleCare from Mich. plant tied to deadly bacteria

(Newser) - Update: The Food and Drug Administration has updated its warning on infant formulas made at a Michigan plant after the death of another child. The FDA warned against using Similac PM 60/40 with lot code 27032K800 on the case and 27032K80 on the can, NPR reports. Manufacturer Abbott said in...

FDA Warns About Accuracy of Popular Virus Test

Abbott Labs is pushing back but will offer more guidance to clinicians handling the tests

(Newser) - More than 235,000 coronavirus tests by Abbott Laboratories have been distributed around the US in the hopes of better categorizing who's been infected where, per Axios . But the Food and Drug Administration is now issuing a warning about those tests, saying that in some cases they may be...

In 2 States, a 'Giant Leap Forward' in Virus Testing

CVS Health launches 2 new rapid-testing drive-thrus in Georgia, Rhode Island

(Newser) - People who think they might have COVID-19 now have two new locations to go to for confirmation: CVS Health drive-thrus in Georgia and Rhode Island. Per CNBC , the company hopes to handle up to 1,000 tests daily, using Abbott Laboratories' new rapid-testing kits, at the sites in Atlanta and...

Similac Baby Formula Recalled Over Beetle Contamination

Powdered version may have small amounts

(Newser) - Similac powdered baby formula may have insect parts in it and is being recalled by maker Abbott Laboratories, Bloomberg reports. The company says it found larvae and body parts of a common beetle in its product during routine quality checks at a Michigan plant and halted production. The voluntary recall...

Stocks Edge Down Ahead of Earnings
 Stocks Edge Down 
 Ahead of Earnings 

Stocks Edge Down Ahead of Earnings

Dow off 50 in early trading; first reports due late today

(Newser) - Stocks moved lower at today’s open as traders held their collective breath ahead of what’s expected to be a dismal earning season, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Dow was down 50 points recently, to 8,548, while the S&P and Nasdaq dipped 0.95% and 0....

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