During a Senate Health, Labor, Education and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on Thursday, May 26th, 2022, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Robert Califf told senators that the nation’s infant formula shortage likely won’t be fully resolved until late July.
Commissioner Califf said that it would take time for the administration’s efforts to boost production and supply to take effect, but that he predicts there will be a surplus of formula in the coming months. “My expectation is that within two months we should be beyond normal, and with a plethora,” Califf said. “It’s going to be gradual improvement up to probably somewhere around two months until the shelves are replete again.”
The Commissioner has testified at several hearings for both House and Senate Committees over the past two weeks, answering questions from frustrated lawmakers about the shortage.
The Children’s Bureau released a list of resources for programs and families this week.