(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration advised parents and caregivers Tuesday not to give Mother’s Touch Formula babies as it has not been adequately tested.
This directive comes as the United States is recovering from severe infant formula shortages that started with supply problems due to pandemics. It was further exacerbated by Abbott closing its Michigan plant in February after reports of bacterial contamination.
FDA says that Mother’s Touch Formula is being promoted without U.S. clearance. It has not been properly tested for potential harmful bacteria.
It has not been tested to see if the product meets nutritional requirements. The label claims for seven nutrients are not sufficient for infant formula.
The product is available at local markets in Kinzers or Loganton and Gap, Pennsylvania. It can also be purchased directly through the Mother’s Touch Website.
(Reporting by Mrinalika Raj in Bengaluru; Editing By Devika Syamnath