Baby Formula Whistleblower Report Took Four Months To Reach Official

Baby Formula Whistleblower Report Took Four Months To Reach Official

Massive Mailroom ERROR Reported – A Deadly Mistake?

(ConservativeHub.com) – Whistleblower complaints typically cause a stir quite quickly, whether they happen on a social media site or a newspaper prints them. Yet, when someone sent a 34-page whistleblower report to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last October about unsafe conditions at a formula factory, officials didn’t see it for months.

New reports show a whistleblower report detailing unsanitary conditions at the Abbott formula plant in Sturgis, Michigan, was stuck in the FDA mailroom for months, never making it to the agency’s top officials. While it remained lost, four infants on the formula became sick, and it’s believed that two may have died as a result.

The New York Post shared the situation on Twitter:

Frank Yiannas, the FDA’s deputy commissioner for food policy and response, told the Washington Post there were “early signals” about safety issues at the plant, but those sadly never made it to the right people. Abbott finally shut down its factory and recalled its baby formula on February 17.

The factory plans to reopen the first week of June after hammering out a deal with the FDA, but it will still take weeks to get that formula to store shelves. The FDA said it fixed the mailroom delays caused by COVID-19 complications.

Despite these fixes, many parents nationwide will still struggle to find the formula they want for their children. Still, this shortage will hopefully be almost over as the nation enters the summer.

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