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Utah Department of Health gives update on formula shortgage



Salt Lake City, Utah – According to Utah’s Department of Health, they are working on solutions to keep up with baby formula demand after a national formula plant closed.

Hypoallergenic formulas are in the shortest supply and will go to hospitals, doctors’ offices, and pharmacies. Meanwhile, Utah’s WIC office is working with other suppliers to get formula brands across the state.

Abbott, the national supplier, is shipping premixed formulas, and those should be hitting Utah stores soon.

According to UDOH, Similac formulas are still in supply and are safe to use.

More than three months ago, the formula shortage began after a major Abbott factory closed down because of contamination problems.

Saying they know millions of parents and caregivers depend on them, and they are deeply sorry that their voluntary recall worsened the nationwide formula shortage, Abbott’s CEO apologized.

On May 17, University of Utah Health held a press conference to help guide parents on healthy alternatives and warns against making homemade formulas.


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