“The biggest baby formula supplier in the U.S. has denied its Michigan plant is responsible for the deaths of two children despite the FDA closing it down,” the Daily Mail reports.
The plant was shutdown nearly three months ago after a bacterial infection caused the deaths and other serious illnesses.
Abbott Laboratories issued a nationwide baby formula recall in mid-February and ceased operations at its plant in Sturgis, Michigan amid reports of babies contracting bacterial infections from its products.
Although an Abbott spokesperson said a ‘thorough investigation’ revealed infant formula produced at Sturgis facility is likely not the source of infection, the FDA refused to say when the plant can resume operations.
The plant’s closure has fueled the nationwide baby formula shortage.
The FDA has