Baby formula plant in Michigan shuts its doors again in the midst of critical product shortages – LifeSite

STURGIS, Michigan (LifeSiteNews) — Major baby formula manufacturer Abbott Nutrition has once again shuttered its Sturgis, Michigan plant, citing flooding and sewer backups reportedly caused by torrential thunderstorms.

The news comes less than two weeks after the plant had reopened following its February shutdown, and comes amid an ongoing critical shortage of baby formula throughout the United States.

In a June 15 statement published on its website, Abbott said that “Severe thunderstorms and heavy rains came through southwestern Michigan on Monday evening, resulting in high winds, hail, power outages and flood damage throughout the area.”

The area has received 2 inches of rain over the past week, which is double the average rate for this time of year, Fox 59 reported.