“mailroom issues” – IOTW Report

“mailroom issues”

You’re Not Going to Believe the Reason for the FDA’s Delayed Response to the Formula Crisis.

PJM:
Last October, a conscientious whistleblower at Abbott Nutrition wrote a letter directly to the interim chief of the FDA, acting Commissioner Janet Woodcock, and others. He claimed there were serious problems at the company’s Sturgis, Mich. plant.

But the current head of the agency, FDA Commissioner Robert Califf, will testify before a congressional committee today that the top levels of the agency weren’t aware of the whistleblower’s report because of “mailroom issues.”

Dozens of infants are currently being hospitalized because the specialty formula they depend on to survive is out of stock.

And the FDA had “mailroom issues.” more


17 Comments on “mailroom issues”

  1. Does anybody in this entire administration accept responsibility for their performance? It’s always someone or something else’s fault. Leftists. SMDH.

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  2. Why is no one talking about the elephant in the room here. Why are there so few (only four I think) plants in the whole damn country that make baby formula? Talk about putting all of your eggs in one basket. For god’s sake there should be at least one or two in every state.

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  3. OldCoot – Yup, it’s called second sourcing.

    Also, keep in mind that there was no contamination in the Abbott plant in the first place.
    They shut things down to investigate the issue, then once the all clear was issued the FDA dragged its feet on allowing it to re-open.

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  4. mailroom issues = ‘glitch’
    not for a second do I believe that
    they are either incompetent or evil

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  5. The dog ate my homework.
    The check is in the mail.
    I love you.
    I won’t ________ again.

    Childish nincompoops.

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  6. and just what were the issues at the plant? Dont seem to recall hearing about infants getting sick from formula prior to the plan closing?

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  7. @ Wildman

    The story earlier was two, count ’em, one, two, infants for sick. It was suspected from food/formula. The plant was inspected, and another bacteria altogether was detected at the plant, but outside the processing stream. Still, closed down with no reopening. Which is surprising since there should be a pretty standard “if ‘A’, then ‘B'” on file at the plant.

    Many of the federally regulated industries are self-regulating, which requires checks for ‘A’ and preplanning for ‘B’. The companies have the experts, the regulators are more generalists.

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  8. There is a huge population that are affected who are volunteers, not victims. Had they not freely chosen to self mutilate by getting a purely cosmetic, voluntary boob job to complement their tattoo collection and complete the look, they would not be in this predicament in the first place.

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  9. OldCoot MAY 27, 2022 AT 12:45 PM
    “Why is no one talking about the elephant in the room here. Why are there so few (only four I think) plants in the whole damn country that make baby formula? Talk about putting all of your eggs in one basket. For god’s sake there should be at least one or two in every state.”

    …I work with toddler food, and you would not believe the regulatory compliance hurdles and how quickly something like this can destroy your brand.

    You get down into actual infant formula, everything gets exponentially worse.

    You also have to invest millions in new production equipment, and millions more in people and training for everyone from the warehouse guy to the supervisors and the line and quality personnel. OEMs won’t be able to poop out your new lines either, even before Democrat shortages its usually a year from drawing board to first sample if all goes well, and your ROI horizon can be years after that IF your demand stays steady and you can get ingredients.

    It also takes time to build a co-man relationship and build the trust with it, as well as line up solid suppliers because you’re going to need ingredients and containers to put your formulas in, not to mention ink for the graphics and such.

    The game has to be worth the candle on all fronts.

    The suppliers they have are sufficient if the don’t get needlessly harassed. They already have the loyalty, the contacts, the regulatory compliance, and the proper equipment. If you go out and try to spin up your plant, they will wreck you as soon as they go back online because odds are you aren’t making anything useful or anywhere near sufficient quantities by the time they restart.

    It’s a complicated thing, and government just added many more layers of uncertainty and difficulty to it. I’m just scratching the surface here, even ONE factory is difficult to comprehend how much goes into running it, see David Hogg for further details.

    https://iotwreport.com/david-hogg-quits-pillow-company-he-launched-to-fight-mike-lindell/

    That’s why you can’t get new players. A ton of work, a ton of wait, no immediate money in it, and no guarentee the government won’t screw you as well before you even get out of the gate.

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  10. @Buck Fiden May 27, 2022 at 12:38 pm

    > Does anybody in this entire administration accept responsibility for their performance?

    If everybody is to blame, then there is no one to blame.

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  11. Many years ago I worked as an intern at a government agency.
    So many low-intelligence, highly-educated, self-indulgent people it was sickening.
    Of course they never actually got anything done.
    You’ve heard of the 80-20 rule? In gubmint its more like 95-5…
    I couldn’t stand it. I immediately got a job in private industry after graduation, and never looked back.
    PS – While an intern I was considered a full-time employee. I have 1-1/2 years toward a gubmint pension, which should add up to about $7 per month. I’m gonna make those bastards write that check and mail it to me every month until the day I die…

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  12. This is what happens consistently when federal government interferes with and/or takes control of private industry – unproductive bureaucracy.

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  13. …and suddenly POOF! The toxic nazi-germany formula has disappeared. Yet another false democrat party incident. Typical.

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