Government Combats Baby Formula Shortage With ‘Operation Fly Formula’

Newsy cites CEI Senior Fellow Ryan Young on regulating the formula shortage:

Experts say the FDA’s requirements are cumbersome and counterproductive and argue European baby formula is often subject to even stricter safety standards.

“The root problem would be to loosen those regulations or have some kind of mutual recognition deal where if the European Union and other relevant governments with good standards approve of the milk for their children, well, it’s good enough for our children, too, so we should let that in automatically. That would address the root problem,” said Ryan Young, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.  

But it’s not just food and safety regulations — tariffs and outright import bans have also stunted the baby formula market.  

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