Apr.15, 2022 Our Efforts to Address Infant Formula Supply Millions of parents rely on our formula to feed their babies. And we know that our recent recall caused additional stress and anxiety in an already challenging situation of a global supply shortage. We are working hard to help moms, dads and caregivers get the high-quality nutrition they need for their babies. Abbott is working closely with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to restart operations at the Sturgis, Mich., facility. We continue to make progress on corrective actions and will be implementing additional actions as we work toward addressing items related to the recent recall. In the meantime, we are working to increase the supply of infant formula by prioritizing infant formula production at our facilities that provide product to the U.S. market. Shipping Formula From Cootehill, Ireland We have an FDA-registered plant in Cootehill, Ireland, where we've increased the volume of Similac Advance powder formula produced for the U.S. We're air-shipping product from this facility into the U.S. daily and the product is being restocked regularly. Our Cootehill team sources ingredients from approximately 1,000 dairy farms in the local area. Following stringent quality and safety processes, each batch of infant formula undergoes extensive quality checks before it reaches stores. Prioritizing Infant Formula Production in Columbus, Ohio Columbus, Ohio, is the headquarters for Abbott's U.S. nutrition business and is home to one of our five manufacturing facilities that produce infant formula for the U.S. market. At this facility we've made significant changes to ensure we can prioritize production of Similac Ready-to-Feed liquid formula, a product that can be used directly from the bottle. In the second quarter of the year, we expect to produce nearly three times more Similac Ready-to-Feed liquid formula than we did during the same period of time last year. And this product will be available on retail shelves and online soon. Across the U.S., we're prioritizing production of infant formula products to help replenish the supply in the market. And, this year, we will more than double the amount of Similac Advance powder formula we're bringing in from our manufacturing facility in Cootehill, Ireland. We are dedicated to doing everything possible to ensure parents and caregivers have what they need to feed their babies. And we're always focused on what we can do to continue to serve our customers. We will continue to work closely with the FDA to implement corrective actions at the Michigan facility. We know getting your baby high-quality infant formula is your priority — it is ours too. March 22, 2022 Abbott Update On Powder Formula Recall We are currently reviewing the FDA's observations as provided in its Form 483 from its inspection of our powder formula manufacturing in our Sturgis, Mich., facility. We're taking this very seriously and are working closely with the FDA to implement corrective actions. While there are actions we need to take to address the FDA observations, it is important to note that no Cronobacter sakazakii or Salmonella was found in any of our testing of products distributed to consumers. Additionally, the unique genetic makeup of the Cronobacter sakazakii microbes found in non-product contact areas at the Sturgis facility did not match the Cronobacter sakazakii microbes from the reported cases. This follows the FDA's removal of the Salmonella case from its investigation earlier this month. Our Commitment to Industry-leading Quality and Safety Abbott is committed to upholding the highest standards for manufacturing of all nutrition products. We have already begun implementing corrective actions and enhancements at the facility, leveraging new technology and strengthening our processes, to give parents and customers renewed confidence in the quality of manufacturing at our Sturgis plant when we restart operations there. Our actions include: Consulting with industry experts to implement the latest technological advancements in food manufacturing processes, including a 3D augmented reality system, which will provide a clearer visualization of product as it moves through the facility, enhancing Abbott’s ability to make informed decisions (including remotely) during the manufacturing process Increasing our finished product testing, which already meets or exceeds regulatory requirements Implementing auto sampling technology throughout the manufacturing line to further enhance the speed with which any potential manufacturing issues are identified Enhancing the environmental monitoring program by increasing the sampling of non-product contact areas by two to three times Enhancing electronic records to provide immediate real-time information for each batch How We're Addressing Supply Issues We know there are constraints in infant formula supply and we’re taking action to help address this. We have a global manufacturing and supply network we’re leveraging to better meet demand and increased production at an FDA-registered facility in Europe and are air freighting in Similac Advance infant formula powder. Our other U.S. plants continue to supply infant formula to the market and we’re prioritizing some production from other liquid nutritional products to Similac. Actions we’re taking to address supply include: Increasing production of Similac formulas at our other FDA-registered facilities Bringing Similac Advance into the U.S. from an FDA-registered manufacturing site in Europe, including daily shipments by air of product Prioritizing some production of other Abbott liquid products to Similac and Alimentum to make more ready-to-feed liquid formula available Working with USDA and state agencies to provide authorization for parents who get formula from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) with other Similac products at no cost, including for other manufacturers' products Contacting other manufacturers to provide information regarding supply constraints for specialty formulas so they can address the demand Engaging with healthcare providers to identify potential alternative formulas, whenever we can Investing in additional manufacturing of specialty products for infants who can't tolerate standard formula products We know that millions of parents and caregivers around the world count on our formulas to feed their babies and children and we are doing everything possible to address this situation.