NC Sen. Burr says ‘complacency and entrenched bureaucracy’ at FDA led to baby formula shortage

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A North Carolina Senator said Thursday that the shortage of baby formula across the country was caused in part by “complacency and entrenched bureaucracy” at the Biden administration’s U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), a ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, released a statement Thursday evening about President Joe Biden’s administration and the FDA “creating the infant formula crisis.”

Supplies of baby formula across the country have been severely curtailed for months after a February recall by Abbott Nutrition and an extended closure of the country’s largest baby formula plant.