Study finds microplastics in powdered infant formula
New research shows for the first time that powdered baby formula, especially when packaged in boxes, contains significant levels of microplastics.
Second load of specialty infant formula to arrive within days
The Biden administration's "Operation Fly Formula" will deliver 114 pallets of specialty infant formula to the United States within days in a rapid follow-up to the first load of 132 pallets on Sunday, said the White House. The flights, arranged through the Pentagon, are intended to ease shortages across the nation.
Baby formula industry was primed for disaster long before key factory closed down
The closure of the Similac factory may have lit the fuse for the nationwide shortage, but a combination of government policy, industry market concentration and supply chain issues supplied the powder.(No paywall)
House to vote on infant formula shortage
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House will vote this week on emergency legislation to relax some WIC regulations on infant formula, now in short supply, "so that we can get nutrition into the mouths of America's babies." Through WIC, the government buys about half of the infant formula sold in the country.
One-fifth of baby food samples contain detectable lead, says study
Roughly 20 percent of baby food samples showed detectable levels of lead, says a report out by the nonprofit Environmental Defense Fund.
Study: Commercial baby foods are a mess around the world
In poorer and middle-income countries, baby food is dangerously unreliable, says a study soon to be out in the journal Maternal and Child Nutrition. The researchers called for an international agency to test and certify the nutritious quality of commercial baby food, says The New York Times.