STATEWIDE — It’s yet another shortage to add to the list: baby formula. It’s a problem that doesn’t appear to be getting any better, any time soon.
Walgreens, CVS Health, and Target have all placed a limit on how many containers of baby formula parents can buy in an effort to keep a constant supply of baby formula on store shelves.
CVS Health tells WIBC News in an email: “Following supplier challenges and increased customer demand, we’ve added a limit of three baby formula products per purchase in our stores and online. We’re continuing to work with our baby formula vendors to address this issue and we regret any inconvenience this causes our customers.”
Walgreens also has a three-item limit as well. Target has a four-item limit online, but so far, no in-store limits on what you can buy.
The shortage has worsened due to a voluntary recall by Abbott Nutrition, a manufacturer of baby food. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration say at least four babies had bacterial infections after consuming Abbott products, while two died.