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Old 08-13-2019, 01:37 PM
 
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This is a strange story. How could you not notice a can of powdered formula was tampered with?

So Walmart, AND the customers didn't notice someone had returned cans of formula?

And why all the guessing? What IS that stuff? If it's flour it seems pretty easy to determine that.

https://www.kvue.com/article/news/in...9-afcf4f405d1e
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Old 08-13-2019, 03:05 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I'm not buying the story. Baby formula is sealed and it would be very obvious it had been tampered with. What sort of parent doesn't notice that the seal has been removed. And then doesn't notice that is smells different and mixes different and looks different?



If food is returned to Walmart, they do not return it to the shelves.


I would believe that one of those shoplifters that steal baby formula to sell might replace the formula with flour, but again, the parent knows they are buying stolen goods and really should notice that the seal has been broken.
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Old 08-13-2019, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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This does read "off" but one point that makes me pause is noticing baby formula locked up in many stores. Didn't know it was such a hot item to scam or steal for but apparently is.
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Old 08-13-2019, 04:21 PM
 
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This does read "off" but one point that makes me pause is noticing baby formula locked up in many stores. Didn't know it was such a hot item to scam or steal for but apparently is.
Formula is an enormously hot item on the off-market. (I don't use the term black market because obviously formula isn't illegal, but it's off the regular market).

Moms who have a WIC allotment often water down the formula they give their babies, and sell the rest on the off-market.

And yes, theft is a huge problem. Some to feed babies, some to sell after market.

The question I have, is why in the world does baby formula cost so much to start with?
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Old 08-13-2019, 04:24 PM
 
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"The question I have, is why in the world does baby formula cost so much to start with?"
because:
1. safety concerns,
2. regulations, and
3. need.
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Old 08-13-2019, 04:28 PM
 
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"The question I have, is why in the world does baby formula cost so much to start with?"
because:
1. safety concerns,
2. regulations, and
3. need.


4. Greed


Formula is priced at a point that's obviously out of the range of low income parents, so formula companies are extremely generous in giving it away or providing it at steep discount to agencies that distribute it to families in need.

So there isn't a lot of public pressure to lower the costs they charge in the grocery stores.

Their market, obviously, is people who have no choice but to pay for it, and they are in an income level where they aren't going to get any discounts.

Formula companies are very shady, IMHO, providing formula to new mothers who would likely have chosen to breast feed if formula wasn't given to them free, in the hospital.
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Old 08-13-2019, 04:38 PM
 
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Formula is an enormously hot item on the off-market. (I don't use the term black market because obviously formula isn't illegal, but it's off the regular market).

Moms who have a WIC allotment often water down the formula they give their babies, and sell the rest on the off-market.

And yes, theft is a huge problem. Some to feed babies, some to sell after market.

The question I have, is why in the world does baby formula cost so much to start with?
Craigslist is full of formula for sale.
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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It's motley powdered cow's milk, and that costs as much as whole milk.
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Old Yesterday, 01:28 AM
 
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This is a strange story. How could you not notice a can of powdered formula was tampered with?

So Walmart, AND the customers didn't notice someone had returned cans of formula?

And why all the guessing? What IS that stuff? If it's flour it seems pretty easy to determine that.

https://www.kvue.com/article/news/in...9-afcf4f405d1e
I don't understand either. It's been a million years (maybe not quite that long!) since I had an infant. I nursed for several months and later used formula. Formula mixes easily with water. Flour doesn't.
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Old Yesterday, 02:07 AM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Formula companies are very shady, IMHO, providing formula to new mothers who would likely have chosen to breast feed if formula wasn't given to them free, in the hospital.
Most hospitals no longer provide free formula at discharge.

This woman had a bad experience with a hospital with a draconian anti-formula policy.

https://www.nwhn.org/my-baby-friendl...can-do-better/
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