Biden says he wasn’t briefed on prospect of baby formula shortages

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden says he wasn’t briefed on the prospect of nationwide shortages of infant formula for about two months – and he acknowledged the strain on families as his administration struggles to address the situation.

However, company executives at a meeting Biden hosted from the White House told the president they knew the effect a shutdown of a major production plant in February would have on the U.S. supply almost right away.

That delay undercut the administration’s efforts to show that Biden has been on top of a problem that has added to stress and economic difficulties for families with young children during an inflation spike.

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