Major U.S. retailers, including CVS Health, Target and Walgreens Boots Alliance, said they are limiting purchases of baby formula due to continued short supply.
The limitations are being imposed after Abbot Laboratories, which is one of the major suppliers of baby formula, recalled some of the products, including Similac, due to complaints of bacterial infections among infants that consumed its products.
The product recalls have led CVS to impose restrictions on online and in-store purchases of baby formula products to three per order last month. A similar cap was imposed by Walgreens in early March, Reuters reported.
Similarly, Kroger has set a limit of four products per customer, whereas Target has reportedly imposed restrictions on online sales.
The shortage is likely to continue in the coming weeks as Abbot is only releasing limited quantities of baby formula products that were put on hold after the company issued a recall. None of the newly distributed products tested positive for bacteria, the company said.