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CDPH Launches New Infant Formula Web Page

The California Department of Public Health has developed an infant formula web page (also available in Spanish) to provide the latest information about the supply shortage and connect California families in need of formula to helpful resources.  

The web page includes FAQs and resources for families and providers. It serves as a resource for local health departments, community-based organizations, and other related partners to help share messages on social media with an infant formula communications toolkit. 

The recent Abbott Nutrition recall of certain powdered baby formulas has led to national shortages of major brands of formula. Supply chain problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are also impacting consumers in California and across the U.S. On May 16, Abbott and the federal government reached an agreement to reopen the Sturgis, Michigan,plant, but Abbott projects it could take six to eight weeks before formula from that plant is available on grocery shelves.