Podcast

Unpacking the Infant Formula Recall and Formula Shortage with Helena Bottemiller Evich

  • The current formula recall that is affecting the country and a detailed explanation on what triggered this event
  • The timeline of how the reports began and WHEN and HOW the Food Drug Administration, Center for Disease Control and Abbott Nutrition company responded to these concerns
  • Suggestions on how parents and caregivers can help each other during these hard times of formula recall and formula shortage
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In recent months, there has been a downpour of information that has been released in regards to the current formula recall which has resulted in a considerable amount of formula shortages. In this episode, I am joined by researcher and writer Helena Bottemiller Evich who is the senior food and agriculture reporter at Politico and has followed closely on the topic. Helena is here to provide us with a look behind the unfortunate shortage of formula and the hard times that many parents are facing while trying to feed their formula-fed babies.

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SUMMARY OF EPISODE

In this episode, Helena will be talking about:

  • The current formula recall that is affecting the country and a detailed explanation on what triggered this event

  • The timeline of how the reports began and WHEN and HOW the Food Drug Administration, Center for Disease Control and Abbott Nutrition company responded to these concerns

  • Suggestions on how parents and caregivers can help each other during these hard times of formula recall and formula shortage

ABOUT THE GUEST

  • Helena Bottemiller Evich is the senior food and agriculture reporter at POLITICO, where she writes about the policy and politics that shape our food system, from the farm bill to school lunch.

  • She has received numerous awards for her work, including a George Polk Award for a series on climate change and two James Beard Awards for features on nutrition and science.

  • Before joining POLITICO in 2013, she was a reporter at Food Safety News where she covered deadly foodborne illness outbreaks and the run-up to Congress passing the most significant update to food safety law in a century. 

  • Her work is widely cited in the media and has also appeared in the Columbia Journalism Review and on NBC News.

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