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78,000 pounds of food fusion for kids arrives in US

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – A military aircraft with enough special infant formula for more how half million baby the bottles arrived on sunday in Indianapolis, Mr. first of multiple flights expected from Europe, aimed at alleviating the deficit that caused parents scrambling to find enough to feed them children.

President Joe Biden approved use of Air Force aircraft for an effort dubbed “Operation Formula Flight” because there were no commercial flights. available.

The formula weighed 78,000 pounds (35,380 kg), according to the White House press service. secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters aboard Air Force One as Biden flew from South Korea to Japan.

Agriculture Minister Tom Vilsack was in Indianapolis to welcome arrival of in first shipment.

The flights are intended to provide “some gradual relief in days to come” government works on a more lasting response to scarcity, Brian Deese, director of This was announced on Sunday by the National Economic Council of the White House.

Dees said on CNN’s “State of Soyuz” that the Sunday flight brought 15% of special medical grade formula needed in USA, and therefore of various action by government, people should see “more formula in stores starting this week.”

longer term, he said, the US needs more formula suppliers “so that no single company has so much control over supply chains.”

The Biden administration has struggled to solve the nationwide shortage of formula, especially hypoallergenic varieties. Crisis follows closure of the largest domestic manufacturing enterprise in Michigan in February due to safety questions.

The White House claimed 132 pallets. of Nestle Health Science Alfamino Infant and Alfamino Junior formula had to leave Ramstein Air Base in Germany for USA 114 more pallets of Gerber Good Start Extensive HA Formula Expected arrive in coming days. Approximately 1.5 million 8 oz bottles in total. of three formulas that are hypoallergenic for children with cow milk protein allergy is expected arrive this week.

Indianapolis was chosen because it is the distribution center for Nestle. The mixture will be loaded onto FedEx semi-trailers and delivered to a Nestle distribution center about a mile away, where the company will standard checking quality control before distributing supplies to hospitals, pharmacies and doctor’s offices, according to the administration official on website.

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Nestlé said that over in past for several months she worked “round the clock” to solve the problem of the lack of infant formula and help meet demand.

“We have significantly increased amount of our formulas available consumers by increasing up production and acceleration general product availability for retailers and online, as well as through hospitals and home healthcare for the most vulnerable,” the company said in a statement. in release.

“We at Nestle are determined to do everything we can to get parents and guardians formula they need so them children can flourish” added. “We chose these products because they serve critical medical purpose as they are for children with cow allergy to milk protein”.

As part of Operation Formula Flight, the Department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services are authorized to request from the Department of Defense support to pick up overseas infant formula that meets U.S. health regulations and safety standards so he can get to store shelves are faster, according to the USDA.

Alfamino first of all available through hospitals and home medical companies that serve patients in home.

U.S. regulators and manufacturer Abbott Nutrition are hoping the Michigan plant will reopen. next week, but it will take about two months before the product is ready for Delivery. The Food and Drug Administration eased importation this week requirements for baby formula to try and alleviate a supply crisis that left store shelves void of some brands and some retailers supply rationing for parents nervous about feeding children.


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