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Utah health officials report slowly increasing supply of infant formula

Jun 6, 2022, 12:39 PM
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June 6, 2022: Image of the baby formula aisle at the WinCo in Layton, Utah. Photo provided by the Utah Department of Health.

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health has provided an update on the nationwide infant formula shortage that is impacting Utah families. They note several positive developments, including what they call a “significant” amount of formula arriving in Utah over the last five days.

Some manufacturers are back online producing infant formula

The increase is due in part to a manufacturing plant in Sturgis, MI that has returned to operation and has begun producing EleCare and other specialty/metabolic infant formulas. Utah officials said that the availability of EleCare is expected on or around June 20, 2022.



Additionally, Utah health officials report that Associated Food Stores continue to offer its Tippy Toes brand of infant formula.  However, the health department says that this formula will likely only be available by request.

Utah health officials say that their Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) team has asked multiple agencies, including Associated Foods, Abbott, Mead Johnson, and Gerber, to provide more formula products to the Utah WIC program. 

They say they’re also working directly with clinics in Salt Lake County to provide the most current information on the formula shortage. Utah health officials have created this FAQ to answer several commonly asked questions.

Finally, the Utah Department of Health said they are thankful for Utah mothers who are helping each other find formula, particularly through the use of social media.

 

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