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‘Crisis for families’: US House to probe baby formula shortage

About 40 percent of baby formula products are out of stock nationwide, according to data firm Datasembly. 

The United States House Oversight Committee said on Friday it plans to investigate the four largest manufacturers of baby formula and seek answers on how to ramp up production amid a nationwide shortage.

“The infant formula shortage is a crisis for American families,” the committee said in a Twitter post.

US Representative Carolyn Maloney, who leads the committee, sent letters seeking information to Abbott Nutrition, Mead Johnson Nutrition, Nestle USA and Perrigo, ABC reported.

“The national formula shortage poses a threat to the health and economic security of infants and families in communities across the country – particularly those with less income who have historically experienced health inequities, including food insecurity,” the letter said.

The investigation, which will look at potential price gouging among other issues, is the latest move in Washington to

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