June 21, 2022
WHEREAS, in February 2022, concerns about contamination at the Sturgis, Michigan facility of Abbott Nutrition, the largest manufacturer of infant formula in the United States, led to a voluntary recall of several lines of powdered formula and the temporary closure of the Sturgis facility; and
WHEREAS, the closure of the Sturgis facility, along with supply chain problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and other issues affecting the national economy, have led to shortages in infant formula, including in New York City, where, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the majority of parents and caregivers rely on some amount of formula to feed their babies, and the inability of parents and caregiver to obtain infant formula remains an imminent threat to the health and safety of infants in New York City; and
WHEREAS, the state of emergency to address the infant formula shortage in the City of New York declared in Emergency Executive Order No. 98, issued on May 21, 2022, remains in effect;
NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to the powers vested in me by the laws of the State of New York and the City of New York, including but not limited to the New York Executive Law, the New York City Charter and the Administrative Code of the City of New York, and the common law authority to protect the public in the event of an emergency, it is hereby ordered:
§ 2. I hereby order that section 1 of Emergency Executive Order No. 118, dated June 15, 2022, is extended for five (5) days.
§ 3. This Emergency Executive Order shall take effect immediately. The State of Emergency shall remain in effect for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days or until rescinded, whichever occurs first. Additional declarations to extend the State of Emergency for additional periods not to exceed thirty (30) days shall be issued if needed .