If you’re having trouble finding baby formula, it should be back on the shelves within the next 6-8 weeks, so have no fear. Actually, maybe you should still be afraid.
The fact that the country’s top baby formula company was shut down because their foods were potentially tainted with bacteria that might cause blood infections was one of the issues that contributed to the infant formula shortage.
The CDC has officially completed their review and concluded that there are no ties between Abbott formulas and these reported illnesses in infants.
The press release noted that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) finished their investigation and there were “no findings of a link between Abbott formulas and infant illnesses.” The document also said samples from the sick infants “did not match each other,” meaning the cases were not linked.
This comes right as the country is facing a nationwide formula shortage. You mean to tell me that it just so happened that the CDC finished their investigation right in the nick of time to get operations rolling again? I don’t buy it to be honest.
I have a family member whose baby actually received lead poisoning from the baby food that he ate. I’m not sure if it was formula or the little jars of food, but either way, what the heck is going on with companies and producing baby food? Are they taking too many shortcuts to get the job done? The House of Representatives actually issued a report in which they stated that the foods are “tainted with dangerous levels of arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury”.
I’m personally not sure whether or not I’d believe the report. Was it rushed in any way? If so, then that can compromise the real results. Maybe it is okay. You’ll just have to do your own research to make the right decision for you and your loved ones.