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Abbott Infant Formula Plant Found Unsanitary Before Recall (3)

March 22, 2022, 11:30 PM

Food and Drug Administration inspectors found unsanitary conditions at an Abbott Laboratories plant in Michigan that makes infant formula in September, five months before the company conducted a recall of products associated with the deaths of two babies.

The FDA’s inspection started on Sept. 20, according to a report posted on the regulator’s website on Tuesday. The same day, Minnesota health officials told the agency about the case of an infant who fell ill with a dangerous bacteria called chronobacter after consuming infant formula.

The FDA visited the Sturgis, Michigan, facility at the time as part of its normal inspection ...