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Australia in talks with U.S. to supply infant formula


The scale was set up in Sydney on Tuesday, 2 April 2019 for infant formula.

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An Australian spokesperson stated Wednesday that Australia was in negotiations with the United States for baby food supply. The statement came after the U.S. top regulator, the Health and Safety Council, relaxed its import policy following a shortage.

Global baby food manufacturers are exploring the possibility of selling to the U.S. following the lifting of import regulations. American buyers will receive 2 million British formula containers. Bubs AustraliaThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration, FDA (FDA) reached an agreement last week to supply 1.25 Million cans.

There are many dairy companies in Australia and New Zealand including the largest dairy exporter worldwide. FonterraReuters reported Monday that similar talks were held with FDA representatives.

In an email statement, a spokesperson from Australia’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment stated that “The Australian Government will continue to collaborate with the Biden Administration in order to confirm regulatory arrangements and facilite exports of infant formula.”

“Australian Government agencies actively engage with the Australian infant-formula industry to ensure supply to the U.S.

However, the agency did not provide any additional information about the scope of the talks with the U.S government.

A spokesperson from New Zealand’s Ministry of Primary Industry stated that the country is “in a strong position” to supply the U.S. and assist in addressing the problem.

He said that baby food was shipped to the U.S. only after the decisions of the producers.