Kansas AG urges caution in wake of baby formula shortage

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is urging all Kansas parents to be cautious when shopping for and purchasing baby formula in the midst of extreme shortages occurring across the nation.

Kansans are facing shortages of baby formula following pandemic-related disruptions in the global supply chain and a recall of significant amounts of baby formula by the Food and Drug Administration due to bacteria concerns.

“Any time there is a shortage of an essential product, like baby formula, scammers will try to take advantage of Kansans in need,” Schmidt said. “It is important that consumers keep their guard up and use caution to avoid falling victim to scams.”

Most baby formula scams being reported to the attorney general’s office are occurring online, through non-traditional retail platforms such as Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist, and through direct messaging on social media platforms.

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