The decree emphasizes that the reason for the shortage of baby food was the recall of Abbott products and the subsequent temporary closure of the company.
New York Mayor Eric Adams has declared a state of emergency in the city due to an acute shortage of infant formula. The corresponding decree was published on the website of New York.
“The mayor of New York signed a decree on the introduction of a state of emergency in the city due to the shortage of infant formula. This decree authorizes the Department of Consumer and Employee Protection of New York to prevent the price of mixtures from rising,” the document says.
The decree emphasizes that the reason for the shortage of baby food in the United States was the recall of Abbott products and the subsequent temporary closure of the company’s enterprise – one of the largest in the country, which produced infant formula.
“The nationwide shortage of infant formula has brought unimaginable pain and anxiety to New York families. We must take immediate action. The state of emergency will allow us to stop the attempts of retailers to cash in on the crisis by inflating the prices of a product that is a basic necessity. Our simple message to mothers and families facing difficulties is as follows: New York will do everything possible to help you in this difficult time,” the address of the Mayor of New York is quoted on the website.