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Nestle flies baby formula supplies to U.S. from Europe


Nestle, Konolfingen in Switzerland. September 28, 2020.

Arnd Wiegmann | Reuters

LONDON, 17 May (Reuters) – Nestle SAThe company announced Tuesday that it will fly baby formula products from Switzerland and the Netherlands to the United States to help alleviate the current shortage at U.S. grocery stores.

Nestle said that it is moving Gerber baby foods formula from the Netherlands to the United States and Alfamino formula from Switzerland from Switzerland to America, in an emailed statement sent to Reuters.

The company stated that they prioritized the products “because they serve a crucial medical purpose, as they are for baby’s with cow milk protein allergy.”

We moved both products up to expedite air freight in order to fill our immediate requirements.

Since the top U.S. baby formula manufacturer, panicked parents have emptied U.S. supermarket shelves of baby formula. Abbott LaboratoriesNumerous types of Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare formulas were recall by EleCare in February.

Reckitt BenckiserA senior executive revealed to Reuters that baby formula is being increased by around 30%. It also makes more frequent deliveries in order to address a nationwide shortage at U.S. supermarkets.