NY State of Emergency - Price Gouging

Mayor declares state of emergency to block baby formula price gouging

Mayor Eric Adams has declared a state of emergency amid a nationwide infant formula shortage that he warned poses “an imminent threat to the health and safety of infants in New York City.”

The emergency declaration, signed on Sunday, aims to empower the city’s Department of Consumer and Worker Protection to crack down on sellers that are price gouging the hard-to-find infant formula. The agency said it has received several complaints of excessive prices in recent weeks.