35 Tons of Baby Formula Shipped to the U.S.
Yesterday’s shipment of formula, which is hypoallergenic and meant for infants who are intolerant of protein in cow’s milk, will be distributed in parts of the U.S. facing the most severe shortages.
The White House has escalated its efforts to ameliorate an ongoing nationwide baby formula shortage with the arrival of a sizable shipment of formula from Europe, delivered yesterday in Indianapolis, Indiana. The 35-ton shipment — equivalent to approximately 500,000 eight-ounce bottles — was driven from Zurich, Switzerland, to Germany, before being flown to the States.
Abbott CEO Robert Ford issued an apology for his company’s role in the shortage via an op-ed published Saturday in The Washington Post, as Abbott’s voluntary recall of numerous baby formula brands provoked the countrywide crisis. “We’re sorry to every family we’ve let down since our voluntary recall exacerbated our nation’s baby formula shortage,” Ford wrote.
A Biden administration official told CNN that yesterday’s shipment, which is hypoallergenic and meant for infants who are intolerant of protein in cow’s milk, will be distributed in parts of the U.S. facing the most severe shortages.
The White House confirmed that a second flight had been secured to complete the second installation of Operation Formula Flight.
The Biden administration released an official statement yesterday confirming that the operation was a success.
The Washington Post reported that vulnerable populations of children and families are being hit the hardest by the shortage. Children with medical conditions,such as allergies or gastrointestinal issues, low-income households, and those located in rural geographic areas face particularly challenging barriers.