Abbott Baby Formula Plant Shuts Down Again Due to Flooding

Abbott Baby Formula Plant Shuts Down Again Due to Flooding


The Abbott Nutrition plant in Sturgis, Michigan — the plant at the heart of the baby formula shortage — was forced to shut down again this week due to severe weather, which will “likely delay production and distribution” of new products.

“Severe thunderstorms and heavy rains came through southwestern Michigan on Monday evening, resulting in high winds, hail, power outages and flood damage throughout the area,” Abbott said in a statement this week.

“These torrential storms produced significant rainfall in a short period of time — overwhelming the city’s stormwater system in Sturgis, Mich., and resulting in flooding in parts of the city, including areas of our plant,” it continued, explaining that it has had to cease production of its EleCare specialty formula as

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