Posted on 05/13/2022 18:23
White House Economic Adviser Brian Dees said Friday that the government’s priority is safety.
Tees told CNN that the problem was “not going to be solved in a day or a week.”
“For the past weeks or months, when asked if parents should be prepared for this, Dees was elusive.” We need to see how this progresses in real time, “he said, urging parents to see their parents in case of an emergency.
According to data provider Datasembly, the baby milk powder deficit rate reached 43% last weekend.
The shortage was exacerbated when the Michigan plant in Abbott closed in February, after “voluntary withdrawal” of products that initially led to the deaths of two children due to supply chain problems and manpower shortages.
Dees stressed that Abbott was shut down for security reasons, “safety is paramount in this case.
“On the day of the withdrawal, (Joe Biden’s) administration sent out guidelines to all states to update their regulations,” he added.
In the end, Dees promised that “all the levers of the central government” would be pulled to support the supply chain.
The White House, which has been accused of negligence or reacting in a timely manner, took some action on Thursday – with limited intent – to combat the problem.
President Biden’s administration plans to increase imports, among other things. Currently, the United States produces 98% of its infant formula.
“In the last four weeks, infant milk production has been higher than in the previous four weeks before the withdrawal of Abbott products,” the consultant noted.
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