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U.S. organizes Germany-to-Texas flight with Nestle baby formula -Breaking


© Reuters. FILEPHOTO: Infant formula is loaded by soldiers at Ramstein U.S. military base in Germany. The first shipment from Europe to the U.S. will be made on May 21st 2022.

Jeff Mason

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has organized a flight to deliver 110,000 pounds of Nestlé infant formula from Germany to Texas on June 9, the White House said on Monday.

It said that the formula will have an approximate 1.6 million eight-ounce bottles of formula and would then be available in all 50 states. Further announcements about deliveries of Nestle formula formula are expected to be made over the next few days.

“We aren’t letting up until we solve this problem, and we are working to ensure more safe formula is available on store shelves nationwide,” President Joe Biden said in a statement given to Reuters.

Biden stated that nearly 10,000,000 bottles of infant formula will be imported into the United States to be distributed nationwide within the next two week.

“There’s more work to do, but we’re making progress and in the past two weeks, infant formula sales broke post-pandemic records,” he said.

Biden is facing a serious political problem due to a shortage of infant formula. He also has to deal with concerns over high U.S. inflation ahead of November’s midterm elections.

Biden’s Operation Fly Formula delivered 1.5 million Nestle “bottle equivalents”, and has made arrangements to receive 8.3 million from Bubs Australia, Kendamil and other sources.

In the United States, families are having difficulty finding baby formula after the February recall of certain formulas by one the main producers. Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:).