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Wisconsin Gov. Evers issues order prohibiting baby formula price gouging

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FILE - Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers speaks at Cumberland Elementary School, July 8, 2021, in Whitefish Bay, Wis. Gov. Evers on Friday, May 13, 2022, implored the chairman of the Wisconsin Parole Commission to reconsider his decision to parole a convicted murderer who served less than 25 years of his 80-year sentence, a move that came as the Democrat up for reelection this year faced mounting criticism. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer, File)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers issued an executive order Tuesday barring price gouging on baby formula.

The order declares that a period of “abnormal economic disruption” exists in Wisconsin and prohibits wholesalers and retailers in the state from charging “unreasonably excessive prices,” defined in administrative code as prices more than 15% higher than prices over the last two months.

The order will be in effect for 90 days.

The formula shortage stems mostly from Abbott Nutrition’s plant in Sturgis, Michigan, which the Food and Drug Administration closed in February due to contamination issues.

Abbott, one of a handful of companies that control the vast majority of the market for infant formula, then announced a massive recall of its product on Feb. 17, which led to the nationwide supply shortage.

Abbott and the FDA recently reached an agreement to reopen the plant next week. But it will take about two months before product is ready for delivery.

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  1. R head

    May 27, 2022 at 12:55 pm

    The liberals must be happy with the formula. Shortage if the baby’s starve it just like a abortion

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