3.7 million bottles of formula in the United States as part of Operation Fly Formula

The shortage of infant formula in the United States has caused a lot of problems in recent weeks, but authorities announced on Wednesday that they had managed to organize two additional shipments of infant formula from abroad as part of the initiative called “Operation Fly Formula”. . The White House has said 3.7 million bottles of formula will be flown into the US from Heathrow Airport in the UK. The mission will be carried out using emergency flights and is expected to start from June 9. Australian company Bubs will also supply 4.6 million bottles which will reach Pennsylvania and California on June 9 and 11.

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The White House press release specifies that the two deliveries should be sufficient to meet the short-term shortage and that the product should be available “in the coming weeks”.

“This first shipment, which includes Kendamil Classic and Kendamil Organic formulas, will be available at Target stores across the country in the coming weeks,” the statement said.

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The shortage of infant formula has become a major problem in recent weeks after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided to close an Abbott-owned manufacturing plant. Since then, the authorities have struggled to contain the shortage and it has angered parents.

The White House also called a meeting with the biggest infant formula manufacturers in the United States and a deal can finally end the shortage.


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