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FDA, Abbott reach deal to restart baby formula production amid national shortage

The FDA reached a deal with Abbott Nutrition to reopen its Michigan plant amid a nationwide shortage of infant formula. In February, Abbott shut down the plant and voluntarily recalled several of its formulas after two infant deaths linked to its product. This shut down lead to a shortage in supply and prompted retailers to limit how much formula people could buy in stores. Abbott said that after reopening the plant, it could take eight to ten more weeks for products to reach stores.

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FDA, Abbott reach deal to restart baby formula production amid national shortage
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