Abbott US Nutrition Chief Testifies ‘Safety First’ During House Hearing On Formula Shortage
Abbott's s Christopher Calamari, Gerber's Scott Fitz and Reckitt Robert Cleveland didn't have ng answers about immediately solving supply shortage or about preventing another one when they testified before Oversight and Investigation Subcommittee.
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Perrigo can continue claiming its store brand hypoallergenic infant formula saves customers more than 20% compared to leading name brands while providing similar nutrition to leading brands. But meeting AAP standard doesn’t measure up as equivalent to brands, industry self-regulation group says.
Good Start formula line marketed in US and in Canada will move to Perrigo from Nestle along with a formula plant in Wisconsin, where Perrigo will expand current 29mil pound annual production capacity to 36m within 18 months. Good Start available in US as part of iconic Gerber brand and under Nestle brand in Canada.
Two days before flooding closed its Sturgis plant, Abbott announced it would import 1.1m pounds of powder formula to the US from its manufacturing facility in Spain.