First batch of baby formula arrives in U.S. from Germany

UPDATE (May 23, 2022):

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The first international baby formula shipment will soon hit U.S. store shelves.

The first batch from Operation Fly Formula landed in Indiana yesterday aboard an Air Force C-17 cargo plane from Germany.

The 78,000 pounds of Nestle infant formula is the equivalent of more than a million-and-a-half eight-ounce bottles.

According to the White House, that’s enough formula to fill about 15 percent of the need for formula nationwide.

More flights are expected in the coming days.

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ORIGINAL STORY:

WASHINGTON D.C. (ADAMS) – The Biden Administration is approving the first flights for Operation Fly Formula.

The first shipment will come from Switzerland to Plainfield, Indiana.

The White House said the shipments will transport up to one-point-five million eight-ounce bottles worth of three different formulas.

This comes after President Biden invoked The Defense Production Act on Wednesday. It has been reported that over 40-percent of the supply of baby formula nationwide is out of stock because of this shortage.

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