Beleaguered Abbott Laboratories is under fire again with news that the Food and Drug Administration is investigating a new complaint about a baby dying after consuming its baby formula. The boy died in January, according to The Wall Street JournalBut the FDA says it received a consumer complaint about it on June 10 and has launched an investigation that is in its early stages. An Abbott spokesperson told the Journal there was no evidence linking the death to the company’s formulas, which include Similac. The company is already under heavy criticism from both sides of the aisle for what lawmakers see as its slow response to problems at its plant in Sturgis, Michigan, prompting a closure and worsening baby formula shortages across the country. the country. The FDA previously announced that two babies had died among four who contracted a bacterial infection after consuming formula made at the plant.
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