Well, this is one thing you really can’t hang on Joe Biden, if we are being totally honest and totally fair. The shortage of baby formula isn’t because Biden cancelled oil lease auctions, or decided to eighty-six the Keystone XL Pipeline. It’s not because he printed too much money at the beginning of last year (and the last year of the Trump administration).
It’s because of a recall. And it’s really NOT nationwide.
Oh, yes, it IS difficult to get baby formula, probably everywhere, but the crisis is only hitting in Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Missouri, Texas, and Tennessee. In those six states, baby formula outages are at 40%. And the reason, believe it or not, is pretty normal.
The company that makes the baby formula, Abbott Nutrition recalled Similac, Alimentum and EleCare, the three brands that the company makes because four babies reportedly got sick from ingesting the formula. The complaints went to Food & Drug Administration, who notified Abbott, and they voluntarily pulled the baby formula from the shelves.
Apparently, the plant that makes the baby formula in Sturgis, Michigan was the one that was responsible for the recall, and Abbott Nutrition and the FDA are working together to get it back up and running as quickly as possible.
Now, that’s not saying that it’s not effecting other areas of the country, but it looks like it’s pretty well confined, at least on a “total outage” situation to the six states listed above. I’m sure the big box stores like Sam’s Club and Costco are seeing this type of shortage to some degree as well, though I must admit that I’m not a customer of this product, nor have I been for a really long time.
Still, it’s no consolation to the millions of affected families. But with all the problems our country is facing today, and the fact that most of them can be traced back to something the Biden administration has done or said, at least Joe can sleep better realizing he didn’t have anything to do with this debacle. That makes him one for 200. Still not good enough for the big leagues, Joe!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!