Baby formula is displayed on the shelves of a grocery store in Carmel, Ind., Tuesday, May 10, 2022.
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A shortage of baby formula has parents and lawmakers scrambling for supply.
To date, 8 states across the US and DC are at least 50% out of stock of baby formula, per The Wall Street Journal.
Lawmakers are launching an investigation into the shortage, and President Biden has met with manufacturers.
A shortage of baby formula has parents and lawmakers alike scrambling.
Since May 1, eight states across the country plus D.C. are at least 50% out of stock of formula, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Lawmakers are investigating the shortages and have penned letters to the four leading infant formula manufacturers demanding they increase supply. Meanwhile, the White House outlined its plan to quickly get baby formula onto store shelves.
Nationally, 43% of baby formula is out of stock, WSJ found. Here are the states struggling with the worst shortages.
Tennessee currently ranks as the worst state in the baby formula shortage, CBS News reported. At least 54% of Tennessee’s baby formula was sold out as of May 1, according to the outlet.
The shortage has state lawmakers investigating price gouging.
“This formula shortage is devastating families across the country, and Tennessee is one of the hardest-hit states,” Rep. Tim Burchett said, according to local news outlet WVLT. “As a father, I know there’s nothing more important than caring for our children, and our leaders need to make sure anyone who takes advantage of this crisis for profit is held accountable.”
Kansas also has at least 50% of formula out of stock.
“The whole shelves were cleared out,” one parent looking for baby formula told KWCH.
Delaware is also at least 50% out of stock of formula.
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Source:: Business Insider