Update from Health Canada on the supply of infant formula in Canada

Posted: August 11, 2023

Publié le 11 August 2023

The College is notifying dietitians of the following update from Health Canada as it may be applicable to their dietetic practice.

Health Canada has informed system partners that the shortage of hypoallergenic infant formula has largely subsided, the supply has been relatively stable, and needs are being met. Hypoallergenic formulas have now returned to shelves in retail stores and pharmacies. Supply constraints more recently affected regular infant formula, with some powders out of stock. New regular infant formulas are starting to appear in retail stores and pharmacies. The new products are imported from countries with high standards and reviewed by Health Canada.
Dietitians who are supporting families on limited supplies of regular infant formula may find these resources helpful. Please refer to the following resources for full details: