78K Lbs of Baby Formula Arrives in US Thanks to Defense Production Act

The May 2022 adult formula shortage is coming to an end thanks to a quick response after President Joe Biden enacted the Defense Production Act.

Republicans have cited the infant formula shortage as another point of discussion against the President, due to the shutdown at Abbott Nutrition, one of four major companies that make nutritional supplements. essential nutrients for infants. But once it became clear that the Biden administration was taking real steps to solve the problem and help American families – something the Trump administration never did, even in the first few months of the pandemic. COVID-19 – 9 of them voted against the President. The bill would help FDA address shortages.

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Despite a small group of Republicans trying to thwart the President, an Air Force plane carrying 78,000 pounds of infant formula (enough for more than half a million baby bottles) arrived in Indianapolis Sunday, a flight was the first of many military flights made in an effort called “Operation Fly Formula,” because there were no commercial flights available to get the formula to enough Americans in time. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was on hand to pick up the first shipment.

In addition to Sunday deliveries, the White House announced that 132 pallets of Nestle Health Science Alfamino Infant and Alfamino Junior will leave Ramstein Air Base in Germany for the US. Another 114 pallets of the Gerber Good Start Extensive HA formula are expected to arrive in the coming days. In total, about 1.5 million 8-ounce bottles of the three formulas, hypoallergenic for babies allergic to cow’s milk protein, are expected to reach customers this week.

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