“Simply put, buying baby formula shouldn’t be a challenge in America,” said Governor Glenn Youngkin.
Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin, in the midst of a baby formula crisis, is calling on federal agencies and industry leaders to end the shortage.
Youngkin said he and his office are talking to industry leaders and working with the Virginia Department of Health to make sure baby formula is available in the state.
He also said he is asking the Food and Drug Administration to “use whatever resources” it can to increase production.
“Simply put, buying baby formula shouldn’t be a challenge in the United States,” Youngkin said.
The FDA has said it is working with producers to correct the problems that caused its plant to close, and several other states have also taken steps to increase their supply of baby formula.
Likewise, President Joe Biden has said he is ramping up his administration’s response and talking to national retailers about how to restock and fight regional disparities.
Associated Press contributed to this report.