BABY FORMULA COMPANIES ‘MANIPULATING PRICES TO EXPLOIT VULNERABLE UK FAMILIES – WHO says the price” of baby formula has risen by 45% in two years
The World Health Organisation (WHO) wants government action over escalating baby formula prices that are “exploiting” British families.
In an interview with Sky News, WHO called out the “profit-driven” multinational manufacturers for “manipulating the price” of their baby formulas.
The most recent research shows prices in the UK have risen 24% over the past two years, while the cheapest brand has jumped by 45% in that time.
WHO has urged governments to intervene on behalf of struggling families and find a way of reducing the prices in the shops.
Baby banks and food banks across the UK have reported a surge in families in need of help – often parents who are in work but are still struggling to afford formula milk and other essentials.