Baby formula production halted at Abbott's Michigan plant due to flooding after severe storms

The Abbott Laboratories plant in Michigan

which was at the heart of the country's baby formula issue, has shut down again.

After strong storms in southwestern Michigan flooded parts of its Sturgis

Michigan plant, production of its EleCare speciality formula was halted.

The industry-wide baby formula shortfall was compounded by the shutdown of the Sturgis facility,

the largest in the United States and the source of prominent brands like Similac

Parents and carers have been scurrying for months as shelves have gotten increasingly bare. Meanwhile,