Baby formula shortage worsens with manufacturer recall

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Supply chain issues and product recalls are leaving stores unable to stock enough baby formula, and manufacturers are struggling to meet the demand.

The "out-of-stock" rate for baby formula has jumped from 2-8 percent in early 2021 to 30-40 percent in recent weeks. "In six states — Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Missouri, Texas and Tennessee — more than half of baby formula was completely sold out during the week starting April 24," CNN Business reports.

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