Baby formula announcement expected by the end of the day

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Posted at 7:09 AM, May 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-16 08:09:31-04

US Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf said on NBC’s Today show Monday that an announcement about importing baby formula intended for other countries is expected by the end of the day today.

“We don’t expect it to last to the end of the year, by any means. We’re taking a number of measures, including getting all the manufacturers to step up, getting the Sturgis plant up and going,” Califf said, when asked if he agrees with a timeline that the shortage could last until the end of this year. “Also importing, or bringing to bear, product that was intended for other countries.”

“That’s well underway now, and in fact, I expect by the end of the day today we’re likely to have an announcement about that path forward,” he said.

(From CNN Health’s Naomi Thomas)