White House says deal is near to reopen baby formula plant

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Under fire from parents and politicians, U.S President Joe Biden’s administration on Monday is expected to announce an agreement to reopen the largest domestic manufacturing plant of infant formula and to ease import rules to allow supplies in from overseas, amid a shortage spurred by the Michigan plant’s shutdown earlier this year over safety issues.

The director of the White House’s National Economic Council, Brian Deese said a consent decree between the producer, Abbott, and the Food and Drug Administration that would pave the way for reopening the plant is “forthcoming.”

He added the agency would also take steps Monday to allow more foreign imports into the U.S. to address the urgent supply constraints.

It comes as the Biden administration has come under intense pressure over the last week to do more to ease the shortage of formula that has forced parents of free cialis sample infants to go to significant lengths to feed their children.