Montgomery County officials shared resources for help finding baby formula and related guidance as a national shortage continues.
“I know there have been a number of questions posed by the community regarding concerns about baby formula,” said County Council President Gabe Albornoz during a media briefing Monday, although he said there is not much the county can do.
Sean O’Donnell, Public Health Emergency Preparedness Manager with County Health and Human Services, shared resources from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
In February, Abbott Nutrition recalled certain powdered formulas following contamination concerns at a Michigan facility after two infants died, according to The White House. The facility shut down, and the situation played into a formula shortage.
In a release Monday, Abbott announced it agreed to enter a consent decree with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to move toward reopening the facility.