Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement in response to new reporting on the Abbott Nutrition Infant Formula Recall.
“No parent or caregiver should have to live in fear of feeding their children contaminated formula, but because of the delay to recall Abbott formula, too many faced that gut-wrenching reality. Every new development about contaminated formula only leads to more questions about what Abbott knew and when. We need answers, both from Abbott and the FDA, and I’m going to keep pushing on behalf of parents and caregivers who deserve unequivocal access to safe, quality formula.”
Since the recall was announced, Senator Casey has advocated on behalf of consumers to get answers. Below is a timeline of his work on the issue:
February 24, 2022: Senator Casey, Chair of the Subcommittee on Children and Families on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee joined Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate HELP Committee, to send a letter to Abbott requesting documents and more detail on the recall.
March 22, 2022: Senators Casey and Murray responded to the troubling Form 483s from three FDA inspections conducted at Abbott Nutrition’s facility.
April 8, 2022: Senator Casey and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) sent a letter to FDA Commissioner Califf pressing for answers on their actions and plans to investigate the Abbott reports.