Reed Thrilled With Bill To Prevent Future "Formula" Shortages

A second shipment of baby formula is now in Pennsylvania.

It was flown in from Germany yesterday to help ease the nationwide shortage and will be sent to retailers as soon as this weekend.

Senator Jack Reed called it good news.

The Senator has signed onto a measure that most believe will end the risk of future baby formula shortages in the future.

“Parents number one priority is the health, safety, and well-being of their children. And while the government isn’t in the baby formula business, it has a responsibility to ensure formula is safe and available, and hold companies accountable. I am heartened by the FDA Commissioner’s testimony that the shortage will soon begin to ease coupled with passage of the bipartisan Access to Baby Formula Act, which will help prevent future shortages. This is good news for families of newborns. And it will help restore a measure of certainty and accountability. We’ve got to stay focused on ensuring that parents and caregivers can find and afford the brand of formula their baby needs,” said Senator Reed. “The FDA gave strong assurances that progress is being made in the coming days and weeks ahead and Congress must exercise strong oversight and hold the Commissioner accountable to those commitments.”

The Access to Baby Formula Act will allow families to continue to buy safe infant formula with WIC benefits during extenuating circumstances, such as a supply chain disruption.

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