It seems the movie series titled “The series of unfortunate events” happening in real life, to us Americans. This is because of the inept leadership of Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi.
And this time, parents across the US are struggling to find the baby formula on store shelves amid a nationwide shortage as major retailers enforced rationing.
The baby formula shortage leaves manufacturers scrambling and parents in desperation.
The Gateway Pundit drop some details:
A baby formula shortage in the US is hurting young parents across the country. How did this ever happen?
Years ago in Hong Kong laws were enforced to prevent Chinese visitors across the border from carrying more than two cans of formula out of Hong Kong and into China. This flood of formula out of Hong Kong was because in China formula had been produced with foreign particles in it that were unhealthy for the baby. Because of this, the people in China no longer trusted the formula made in China. This led to a profitable business for individuals to enter Hong Kong and pick up the formula and bring it back to China and sell it for a profit.
Here’s what Senator Tom Cotton said in a tweet confirming the crisis America is facing on the baby formula:
The formula shortage is a national crisis, hitting poor moms and kids the hardest.
The FDA needs to immediately step up, be transparent, explain how it will get production restarted, and give parents a timeline.
And the Biden Administration needs to take this seriously.
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) May 9, 2022
More details of this report from CBS News:
At retailers across the U.S., 40% of the top-selling baby formula products were out of stock as of the week ending April 24, a new analysis from Datasembly, which tracked baby formula stock at more than 11,000 stores, shows. National out-of-stock levels jumped nine percentage points, from 31% to 40% between April 3 and April 24. That’s up sharply from 11% in November.
“This is a shocking number that you don’t see for other categories,” Ben Reich, CEO of Datasembly told CBS MoneyWatch.
The supply of baby formula was already so constrained that retailers have been limiting the number of products consumers are allowed to purchase in order to preserve their inventories.
According to Datasembly, the hardest-hit areas include Iowa, Missouri, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas, where the out-of-stock rate in San Antonio was 56 percent.
This comes as national retailers such as Walgreens and CVS have placed a limit of just three baby formula products per purchase. Meanwhile, Target is allowing customers to buy up to four units of a baby formula product at a time.
The situation has caused national outrage as nearly 75% of babies in the US consume formula for their first six months.