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(Some Guy)   If I'm in the US can I buy baby formula from Amazon in Canada? No, but yes. But don't, they don't have high standards like us 'muricans, and it could be flour in a can. I'm an expert and I know this stuff. Better to let your baby starve   (verifythis.com) divider line
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2022-05-17 4:22:57 PM  
TLDR:
Amazon won't sell it to you, and if you buy from third party sellers be wary of scams.

Yeah so confusing and unreasonable.
 
2022-05-17 4:37:34 PM  
Why don't they just blend the weaker babies to feed them to the stronger ones?
 
2022-05-17 4:38:46 PM  
A)it won't get through customs.
B)see point A
 
2022-05-17 4:38:59 PM  
Subby is a farking moron. Those are perfectly valid reasons not to ship. Different countries have different regulations, and shipping food products is always dicey...
 
2022-05-17 4:40:15 PM  
Product of Canadian baby formula.

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You trust the Poutine Peteys at your own peril, mothers.
 
2022-05-17 4:42:23 PM  

jayphat: A)it won't get through customs.
B)see point A


Yup, you need special paperwork from the FDA for private packages.

For businesses there is a 17% tax on it bc its a protectist policy for us dairy farmers.
 
2022-05-17 4:43:34 PM  
Great, what am I supposed to do with that big bag of flour I've been trying to get rid of now?
 
2022-05-17 4:46:02 PM  

jayphat: A)it won't get through customs.
B)see point A


So you take the kid to Canada, feed them there
 
2022-05-17 4:46:17 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: Great, what am I supposed to do with that big bag of flour I've been trying to get rid of now?


Go down to the seediest bar in your town and sell it to drunks as coke.
 
2022-05-17 4:46:31 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: Great, what am I supposed to do with that big bag of flour I've been trying to get rid of now?


I've been wanting to make a bunch of biscuits.
 
2022-05-17 4:47:48 PM  
I live close to Canada. I should just fill up my truck and sell it online like a bootstrappy American.
 
2022-05-17 4:47:50 PM  
The issue with food products from countries like Canada or the UK has nothing to do with food safety. For example, Kraft Foods in Canada has separate assembly lines for products like boxed mac and cheese and powdered drink mixes because ingredients in the US-bound versions are banned in those countries. Even junk food-the ketchup in Canada "tastes funny" to Americans because it has actual tomatoes, sugar, and spices versus red goo, corn syrup, and 12-syllable "ingredients".

The issue comes down to trade agreements and protectionist economic policies. Made even worse by NAFTA, and then REALLY shiatty by TFG ripping up NAFTA, realizing he farked up, and then slapping together the USMCA. Importing baby formula and a lot of other products would actually offer American consumers greater variety and potentially lower costs, but that would cut into the profits of the monopolies that produces sub-standard, higher priced foods domestically. And that isn't what they paid those lobbyists for.
 
2022-05-17 4:47:57 PM  
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What a delivery from Amazon.ca might look like
 
2022-05-17 4:48:00 PM  
The legitimate baby formula fulfilled by Amazon in Canada is perfectly safe, but for good reasons it can't be imported.

The stuff sold on the Amazon marketplace by third parties, whether in Canada or the U.S., is ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ and isn't something I'd ever put into my baby.

Ever buy an Amazon marketplace widget that is fulfilled by a third party?  Ever get something not as advertised or defective, or that was three year old stock that clearly hadn't been stored properly?  Now do it again, but with something your funneling into a newborn.
 
2022-05-17 4:48:01 PM  

Magnanimous_J: Representative of the unwashed masses: Great, what am I supposed to do with that big bag of flour I've been trying to get rid of now?

Go down to the seediest bar in your town and sell it to drunks as coke.


Good advice.  But before you do that, change your will so I get all your cool stuff.
 
2022-05-17 4:48:11 PM  

Mikey1969: Subby is a farking moron. Those are perfectly valid reasons not to ship. Different countries have different regulations, and shipping food products is always dicey...


Canada allows Kinder Eggs to be sold to unlicensed civilians, if you can believe it. God only knows what they put in their baby formula. They probably don't even supply the FDA-recommended levels of antibiotics and bovine growth hormone.
 
2022-05-17 4:49:35 PM  
Them frost backs don't have to worry about refrigeration.
 
2022-05-17 4:52:26 PM  

SwiftFox: jayphat: A)it won't get through customs.
B)see point A

So you take the kid to Canada, feed them there


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2022-05-17 4:53:23 PM  
I trust Canadian regulators more than American ones.
 
2022-05-17 4:55:36 PM  
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It says 'gravy', but that's just to get it past the border inspectors.  It's really baby formula, just mix with warm milk.
 
2022-05-17 4:56:04 PM  
What? How can there be any problem? Stop the Patriarchy from denying some citizens that need, umm choose, to identify as milk producing for a short while so the market can adjust for the lack of mother's. Sorry, I mean those not identifying as toxic males.

This is pretty basic, group! I mean non aggressively considered a collective.  Oh crap, the collective probably will be inconsiderate of others lives. Aw shiate! That doesn't matter

If this supposed problem continue to exist, just think of all the voters that will never reach an age to vote against the just.

Oh, and don't worry, no one is trying to get you to end the existence of something as pure as a deer in the woods or the majestic lion in the plains. It should be the choice of the deer to end the existence of life inside their body because it is their life and their choice. Well, except for the part about being forced but look! Animals cutttteeee.

/Duck you, mallards!
 
2022-05-17 4:56:05 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: Great, what am I supposed to do with that big bag of flour I've been trying to get rid of now?


Use it to turn two kilos of cocaine into three?
 
2022-05-17 4:57:22 PM  
But... we have FDA regulations and it STILL F*CKING HAPPENED... so, please. Spare me with this bullsh*t.

It's just a trade embargo. Plain and simple. There is absolutely some stuff we should worry about with drugs and nutriotionals... but buying from a first world country? Shut up. Shut the hell up.
 
2022-05-17 4:57:31 PM  

KingKauff: Magnanimous_J: Representative of the unwashed masses: Great, what am I supposed to do with that big bag of flour I've been trying to get rid of now?

Go down to the seediest bar in your town and sell it to drunks as coke.

Good advice.  But before you do that, change your will so I get all your cool stuff.


Maybe they're gluten intolerant and can't come after him.
 
2022-05-17 4:59:10 PM  

turboke: KingKauff: Magnanimous_J: Representative of the unwashed masses: Great, what am I supposed to do with that big bag of flour I've been trying to get rid of now?

Go down to the seediest bar in your town and sell it to drunks as coke.

Good advice.  But before you do that, change your will so I get all your cool stuff.

Maybe they're gluten intolerant and can't come after him.


That can be a problem if you drink too much.
 
2022-05-17 4:59:57 PM  

MSBFDffpm: SwiftFox: jayphat: A)it won't get through customs.
B)see point A

So you take the kid to Canada, feed them there

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If you can vacation right out of a famine to feed infants, well...
 
2022-05-17 5:00:24 PM  

stoli n coke: turboke: KingKauff: Magnanimous_J: Representative of the unwashed masses: Great, what am I supposed to do with that big bag of flour I've been trying to get rid of now?

Go down to the seediest bar in your town and sell it to drunks as coke.

Good advice.  But before you do that, change your will so I get all your cool stuff.

Maybe they're gluten intolerant and can't come after him.

That can be a problem if you drink too much.


Username checks out!
 
2022-05-17 5:02:09 PM  
Fuk Canada. I got a guy bringing Mexican baby formula into the country. It ain't cheap but the kid sure is full of energy!
 
2022-05-17 5:03:41 PM  

Lifeless: Why don't they just blend the weaker babies to feed them to the stronger ones?


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2022-05-17 5:04:44 PM  
If Americans only knew about the quality of food outside the US while they're being force-fed buckets of high-fructose corn glop, they'd riot. But more likely they'd just shovel more chikkin nuggies into their mouths in front of Fox News.
 
2022-05-17 5:06:22 PM  
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2022-05-17 5:08:44 PM  
"The formula that you're buying from overseas is just not regulated the way we're used to formula being regulated here in the United States."

Canada? I mean, sure, there is the great lakes, but is that really overseas? Maybe I'm weak on geography.
 
2022-05-17 5:12:08 PM  
Um, yea Canada's food is bad, very bad, the drugs too...

Don't buy from up there, it's probably half whale blubber and half baby seal... It's what gives them that classic Canadian look, beady eyes, flappy heads, an intense desire to wear denim and play hockey.

You don't want that happening to you.
 
2022-05-17 5:13:06 PM  
That's why you drive to Canada then smuggle it back, in tightly saran-wrapped butt pellets like a good formula mule.

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2022-05-17 5:16:02 PM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: If Americans only knew about the quality of food outside the US while they're being force-fed buckets of high-fructose corn glop, they'd riot. But more likely they'd just shovel more chikkin nuggies into their mouths in front of Fox News.


First off, no, they wouldn't care because most people don't. Secondly, too much of the country would like to be in a position where their problem is being force fed as opposed to wondering where their food will come from.

And more on topic, you're going to get the same stuff in Canada. It's too small of a market to have special products produced for it separately from the US.
 
2022-05-17 5:16:25 PM  

MSBFDffpm: SwiftFox: jayphat: A)it won't get through customs.
B)see point A

So you take the kid to Canada, feed them there

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I don't think you've tried
 
2022-05-17 5:18:11 PM  
The shortage is showing up on shelves in brick and mortar stores, but you can get baby formula online somewhere. It doesn't have to be American made to be good. Europe has giant companies manufacturing baby formula and thousands of other products just as good, although there may be some differences in standards between, say Nescafé, the Swiss giant and an American product.

Even Amazon.com has lots of baby formula but not necessarily the brand or product you are used to buying in Fifi, Texas or Poland, Mayenne.

https://www.yahoo.com/now/heres-baby-formula-amazon-now-190101005.html

Abbot had to stop selling some products because of contamination. So much for the Bestest Country Evar at Everything.

If worst comes to worst, you can stew and purée your own baby foods without the preservatives and fillers the big corporations use.
 
2022-05-17 5:19:34 PM  
Sleeper_agent:

Not trolling-- dark humor. there's a difference. It hit your buttons (and mine), that's why it's funny.

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2022-05-17 5:21:34 PM  
Ivo Shandor:

Dark humor is like baby formula. Not everybody gets it.

Now this -- THIS is dark humor.   This post provides sufficient context to make it clear that the poster is making a joke.

That other post, not so much.
 
2022-05-17 5:22:35 PM  
A lot of baby formula is out of stock on Amazon.com, propably because of business reasons, but have you tried buying direct from manufacturers other than Abbott?
 
2022-05-17 5:23:42 PM  
 
2022-05-17 5:23:59 PM  

Warthog: Ivo Shandor:

Dark humor is like baby formula. Not everybody gets it.

Now this -- THIS is dark humor.   This post provides sufficient context to make it clear that the poster is making a joke.

That other post, not so much.


You're right, I should have used a sarcasm tag because of course you go through life thinking everyone is constantly attacking you instead of possibly being jocularly on your side. (I am on your side, but you have a goddamned hair trigger).
 
2022-05-17 5:24:52 PM  

justanotherfarkinfarker: I live close to Canada. I should just fill up my truck and sell it online like a bootstrappy American.


That is what half of Texas is already doing.  Guaranteed to take advantage of others misfortune!
 
2022-05-17 5:27:02 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: What? How can there be any problem? Stop the Patriarchy from denying some citizens that need, umm choose, to identify as milk producing for a short while so the market can adjust for the lack of mother's. Sorry, I mean those not identifying as toxic males.

This is pretty basic, group! I mean non aggressively considered a collective.  Oh crap, the collective probably will be inconsiderate of others lives. Aw shiate! That doesn't matter

If this supposed problem continue to exist, just think of all the voters that will never reach an age to vote against the just.

Oh, and don't worry, no one is trying to get you to end the existence of something as pure as a deer in the woods or the majestic lion in the plains. It should be the choice of the deer to end the existence of life inside their body because it is their life and their choice. Well, except for the part about being forced but look! Animals cutttteeee.

/Duck you, mallards!


Well, there it is, the dumbest thing I'll read today
 
2022-05-17 5:27:46 PM  

Warthog: The legitimate baby formula fulfilled by Amazon in Canada is perfectly safe, but for good reasons it can't be imported.

The stuff sold on the Amazon marketplace by third parties, whether in Canada or the U.S., is ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ and isn't something I'd ever put into my baby.


The problem is Amazon do something called "co-mingling".
Say they sell Brand X Formula, and a third party seller also sells Brand X Formula. That third party sources that product and ships it to Amazon for Amazon to sell and ship. But Amazon take their formula and that third party formula, that could be some crap Chinese knock off made from sawdust and flour, and puts it all in one big pile.
So you can order directly from Amazon but get shipped that crappy fake shiat. Or you could order from Big Al's Discount Baby Formula and get shipped one of the genuine Amazon product.
You have no way of knowing, and Amazon have no way of tracking.

This is a huge problem with things like micro SD cards, USB memory sticks etc where they are so many fakes.
 
2022-05-17 5:32:46 PM  
And an in depth article about this shortage and the causes. https://capitolism.thedispatch.com/p/americas-infant-formula-crisis-and
 
2022-05-17 5:33:41 PM  

Warthog: The legitimate baby formula fulfilled by Amazon in Canada is perfectly safe, but for good reasons it can't be imported.


This is a non-factual statement.
 
2022-05-17 5:44:58 PM  
Sweet, my ignore list just gained someone.  I like it when those calls are easy ones to make.
 
2022-05-17 5:45:44 PM  

Sleeper_agent: Warthog: Ivo Shandor:

Dark humor is like baby formula. Not everybody gets it.

Now this -- THIS is dark humor.   This post provides sufficient context to make it clear that the poster is making a joke.

That other post, not so much.

You're right, I should have used a sarcasm tag because of course you go through life thinking everyone is constantly attacking you instead of possibly being jocularly on your side. (I am on your side, but you have a goddamned hair trigger).


And it's not you.
 
2022-05-17 5:55:49 PM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: If Americans only knew about the quality of food outside the US while they're being force-fed buckets of high-fructose corn glop, they'd riot. But more likely they'd just shovel more chikkin nuggies into their mouths in front of Fox News.


Generally speaking people who can afford to travel internationally can afford to avoid eating fast/junk food in the states
 
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