The executive order, which limits increases of 10% or more, is adopted due to the unprecedented shortage throughout the US of baby food
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The mayor of New York, Eric Adams, declared a state of emergency on Sunday to stop the rise in the price of powdered milk for babies, a product in unprecedented shortage throughout the United States.
“This emergency executive order will help us take strong action against any retailer looking to capitalize on this crisis raising the prices of this essential good. Our message to struggling mothers and families is simple: Our city will do everything in its power to help during this challenging period,” the Democrat said in a statement today.
The rule defines a “excessive price markup” such as 10% or more above the usual price of a product.
In recent weeks, finding powdered milk for babies has been a challenge for parents in different states of the country.
The concern about the shortage of formula milk causes shortages in supermarkets
The shortage has been caused by global supply problems caused by the pandemic and difficulties at the production plant that Abbott, the leading manufacturer of infant milk in the US, has in Sturgis, Michigan.
“To those New Yorkers who have been charged more for powdered milk You can file a complaint with the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection. (DCWP) through your Web or call 311 and say: ‘overpriced'”.
“The nationwide infant formula shortage is hurting our city’s parents and families at a time when we are still reeling from the crisis of the last two years,” said Anne Williams-Isom, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services in the same release.
Former Mayor Bill de Blasio enacted this same measure at the beginning of the covid-19 pandemic when stores began to raise the prices of disinfectants and masks.
According to the New York City Council, nationally, over 40% of large retailers do not carry infant formula.
Last Wednesday, the president of the United States, Joe Biden, authorized the Department of Defense to use the contracts it has with commercial airlines to import powdered milk from anywhere in the world in what the White House baptized as Operation Fly Formula (Operation to carry baby milk by plane).
In addition, Biden invoked a law dating from the Cold War to accelerate the production of that dairy food in the United States.
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