Across the country, parents are scrambling to feed their children as a baby formula shortage has left empty shelves in many states.
In February, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalled three popular brands of powdered baby formula because of bacterial contamination. After months of supply chain issues, the recall exacerbated the struggle to keep powdered formula in stock.
“We expect to continue to see the baby formula category being dramatically affected by these conditions,” said Ben Reich, Datasembly CEO, in a statement released on the company’s site. Over 40 percent of formula was sold out nationwide as of May 8, 2022, according to Datasembly, which collects hyper-local and real-time data on retail, grocery and quick service restaurants.
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