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AG warns public about price gouging baby formula

May 13, 2022 12:45 am

Nick Reisman is reporting for State of Politics New York Attorney General Letitia James is warning consumers to be on the alert for price gouging of baby formula during the ongoing supply shortage. The lack of formula has dragged on for several weeks after supply chain problems and a recall from a major supplier early in the year. The scarcity has led to some parents driving to multiple stores to find formula. James also warned retailers about boosting the cost of baby formula beyond a reasonable price during the shortage. “The national baby formula shortage is terrifying for parents concerned about how to feed their children,” James said. “The last thing any family needs is to be price gouged on critical nutrition for their little ones, which is why I am putting profiteers seeking to take advantage of this crisis on notice." James' staff is urging consumers to report any potential price gouging by filing a complaint at the attorney general's website. Meanwhile, James urged parents who have extra formula to consider donations to food pantries to help needy families. Read the full story at nystateofpolitics [dot] com.