Baby formula production at the Abbott Laboratories plant in Michigan has been shut down again.

Sturgis, Michigan's plant in Sturgis, Michigan was flooded during severe storms in southwestern Michigan.

Abbott recalled some formulas from this plant in February due to contamination.

Its closure, which affected leading brands like Similac, exacerbated the industry's baby formula shortage. 

As shelves grow increasingly bare, parents and caregivers have been scrambling.

Retailers were forced to put purchasing limits on the product to try to curb stockpiling.

According to the company, the incident will likely delay infant formula production and distribution for a few weeks.

It said it has plenty of EleCare and other specialty and metabolic formulas until the new product is available.

EleCare production will resume once the plant has been sanitized.

Similac will resume production at the plant as soon as possible.

FDA will inspect the plant once Abbott has completed the repair work. The FDA will then ensure that production can begin.

Califf said our teams work 24/7 to ensure that parents and caregivers have access to safe and affordable infant formula.

Abbott is one of four companies that produce American formula, along with Gerber, Perrigo, and Reckitt.