Baby formula supply has improved, but issues remain, study says
Published: Oct. 18, 2022 at 12:57 PM EDT
(CNN) - Shelves are fuller than they used to be, but many families with new babies in the U.S. are still having trouble finding baby formula.
According to a market research firm, just 18% of powdered formula was out of stock the first week of October, compared to about 30% in July.
But that is still higher than before the nationwide recall of baby formula and the subsequent shutdown of a major manufacturing plant in February.
According to a U.S. Census Bureau survey, nearly a third of households with a child younger than a year old said they had trouble finding formula over the course of one week in September.
And more than 40% said they had only a week’s supply or less on hand.
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