First Shipment Of Baby Formula Arrives From Europe, But Won’t Be On Store Shelves

A massive shipment of baby formula from Germany arrived in Indianapolis on Sunday morning as the Biden administration grapples with a shortage of the vital food for the nation’s infants.

Dubbed “Operation Fly Formula,” the operation to get scarce formula to the nation’s infants is using military aircraft. The shortage has been worsening in recent weeks due to a host of factors, including the shuttering of the nation’s biggest manufacturing plant.

“Folks, I’m excited to tell you that the first flight from Operation Fly Formula is loaded up with more than 70,000 pounds of infant formula and about to land in Indiana,” the White House tweeted from Biden’s Twitter account early Sunday morning. “Our team is working around the clock to get safe formula to everyone who needs it.”

The shipment of baby formula that arrived on Sunday will be distributed around the country, a Biden administration official told CNN. The formula in the initial load will go to hospitals, doctors, home health care facilities, and pharmacies in regions “where the needs are most acute,” CNN reported. The first shipment of formula, Nestlé Health Science formula — including Alfamino Infant and Alfamino Junior, is hypoallergenic and for babies allergic to the protein in cow milk, the official said. – READ MORE