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FTC Launches Inquiry Into Infant Formula Shortage (1)

May 24, 2022, 8:17 PM

The Federal Trade Commission opened an inquiry Tuesday into the infant formula shortage, asking for information about how industry mergers, federal regulations and contracts to help feed low-income women and children may have contributed to the problem.

The agency, which enforces consumer protection and antitrust laws, said it will accept public comments and submissions through June 24. The FTC said it would work with officials who administer the federal program to feed infants -- the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, more commonly known as WIC -- to help analyze the results. The US Department of Agriculture ...