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News Alert

Published March 2020

Perrigo cares about the health and safety of families, healthcare providers, employees, retail partners, and suppliers. You are a top priority for us, especially as the COVID-19 global health crisis and national emergency evolves. We are closely monitoring developments, and we want to assure parents and caregivers that we are doing everything we can to produce and distribute safe infant formula products for babies at trusted stores and online outlets across the country.

Perrigo manufactures all store brand infant formula in the United States. We are not presently aware of any current or pending disruptions to our supply of formula because of this situation. We are aware that some individual stores have experienced periodic shortages of infant formula. We are working with our retail partners—including Walmart, Target, Sam’s Club, Costco, Kroger, HEB, Meijer, CVS, Walgreens, Aldi, Amazon.com, and more—to replenish shelves with store brand infant formulas as quickly as possible.

As the world continues to work through this health crisis, we wanted to share some important information:

  • Perrigo continues to ship infant formula to stores nationwide. If one store is out of formula, we recommend families try another store or buy online.
  • All infant formulas—name brands and store brands—provide complete nutrition. Every brand of infant formula legally sold in the USA is required to meet the same infant nutrition standards established by the FDA. For most infants, switching from one type of formula to the same type of formula (e.g., milk-based) from a different brand is well tolerated.1 When considering which store brand formula to try, look for similar colors, and always the “compare to” statement on the label.
  • Store brand infant formulas are safe. They are manufactured in FDA-inspected facilities in Vermont and Ohio, using dairy ingredients from the United States, Canada, and New Zealand. Remind patients they must not attempt to make their own formula. Homemade infant formula is dangerous and not recommended by the FDA or The American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Remind patients it is important to not dilute or stretch infant formula by adding extra water. It is important families follow the manufacturer’s label instructions to make certain baby gets the nutrition he or she needs to thrive.

Perrigo is committed to helping parents and caregivers feed their babies. That’s why we’re working with our retail partners to ensure product availability everywhere store brands are sold.

We also realize there are rumors circulating on social media claiming infant formula manufacturers are giving away free cases. This is not true. Perrigo is not giving away formula—we are working to make certain store brand infant formula is available for all babies in an equitable fashion in the stores where parents and caregivers buy their formula.

For more information, including a Store Locator that can help locate formula in store and online, visit storebrandformula.com and click “Buy Now.”

Thank you for all you do to support the health of families everywhere.

1The Safety of Formula Switching for Infants. CM Barber, Ph.D.; Amanda Tusing; Lisa Kisamore; Beth Lawton, PNP; Margaret Steele-Kosowitz, RN; and James Sutphen, M.D., Ph.D. Poster presented at: 24th Annual University of Virginia Children’s Hospital Research Symposium; May 2012; Charlottesville, Virginia.

Help Families Get Up to 9 Days1 of Store Brand Infant Formula for Free, After Rebate!

While we don’t flood your office with samples, we can help patients try store brand for free … you can request a rebate kit for your practice, which includes important product information for you, and 50 rebate tear-sheets worth up to $20 each to hand to your patients. This helps them get started experiencing complete nutrition with everyday savings provided by store brand infant formula.

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