US risks another baby formula shortage: Ex-FDA leader

Posted on AllSides March 29th, 2023
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The U.S. remains in a vulnerable position and is one disaster from ending up where it was last February when the closing of an infant formula plant sparked a nationwide shortage, according to the Food and Drug Administration’s former top food safety official.

“The nation remains one outbreak, one tornado, flood or cyber-attack away from finding itself in a similar place to that of February 17, 2002,” said Frank Yiannas, the former FDA deputy commissioner for food and policy response.

Yiannis testified Tuesday before a subcommittee of the House Oversight...

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