The latest on Canada’s baby formula shortage — and how experts say parents should respond – CBC

Situation has improved, but supply chain issues persist and powdered formula supply is limited

Apr 04, 2023

Canada’s baby formula shortage has stabilized and the situation is improving, say officials, including Health Canada, pediatricians and industry representatives.

But supply problems continue, leaving many parents and caregivers with questions — including what they should do.

It’s been more than a year since a product recall forced formula manufacturing giant Abbott Nutrition to close its Michigan factory in February 2022.

Although it reopened in July 2022, “it has not yet returned to its normal production capacity,” according to Health Canada’s website, which also notes the plant manufactured several products “that accounted for a significant portion” of the Canadian market.

“This has increased the demand for infant formulas produced by other manufacturers,” Health Canada said.

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