FDA Eases Baby-Formula Import Rules to Boost Supplies

Posted on AllSides May 16th, 2022
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U.S. health regulators took steps to allow more foreign baby formula on American shelves, easing rules that had effectively prevented shipments from many overseas manufacturers.

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday said it encouraged the overseas manufacturers to apply to ship their formula to the U.S.

Government officials said the moves will allow more formula products to enter the U.S. baby market, which is dominated by Abbott Laboratories, Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC and Nestlé SA’s Gerber business.

It could be weeks, however, before the products come to store shelves in the U.S., an FDA official said....

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