A powerful storm that hit Michigan and other states earlier this week forced parts of a major baby food plant in Michigan to shut down production, the plant owner said Wednesday.
In a statement on Wednesday, the company said it was halting production of EleCare after violent storms flooded the city’s stormwater system and flooded parts of the factory. The company estimated that production and distribution would be delayed for a few weeks until damage is assessed and the facility is cleaned and decontaminated.
Abbott Laboratories’ announcement came after the months-long shutdown of the same plant in Sturgis led to a severe shortage of formula products in the United States. Production of EleCare and other specialty and metabolic formulas resumed at the Sturgis plant on June 4.
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