CEO of Irish-American firm Perrigo said he expects shortages and heightened demand to last for the 'balance of the year' He said their factories in Ohio and Vermont were working at 115pc capacity to meet demand. The shortage is a combination of pandemic supply chain problems, a monopoly of producers, and the February shutdown of a major manufacturer.

Murray Kessler, head of formula giant Perrigo, has warned shortages of baby food could last throughout 2022. He said factories in Ohio and Vermont are running at 115 percent capacity, to compensate for Chicago-based Abbott's shutdown. But he added that supplies would remain erratic for the remainder of 2022.

The FDA has completed its investigation, but has yet to offer further details on when Abbott's plant in Sturgis, Michigan, can reopen. Asked if his administration should have acted sooner, Biden replied: 'If we'd been better mind readers, I guess we could have'
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