Shipment insurance

Emergency delivery of infant formula arrives from Europe – Consumer Health News

MONDAY, May 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A 35-ton shipment of hypoallergenic baby formula from Switzerland arrived in the United States on Sunday, the first shipment of what the Biden administration is calling “Operation Fly Formula” to deal with a nationwide shortage.

The 132 pallets of formula arrived in Indianapolis on a C-17 military cargo plane from Germany and will be given to babies who are intolerant to the protein provided by cow’s milk, CNN reported.

The Nestlé Health Science formula shipment is expected to provide enough formula for 9,000 babies and 18,000 toddlers for a week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said as he welcomed the delivery to Indianapolis. None of the shipments will be for sale on store shelves as it is for those babies who need it most.

A second shipment of 114 pallets of Gerber Good Start Extensive HA infant formula is expected soon, according to the White House. In total, these first rounds of shipments are expected to represent the equivalent of 1.5 million doses of 8 oz bottles, CNN said.

President Joe Biden announced Operation Fly Formula last week, ordering the federal government to import the formula from overseas. On Sunday, the administration also announced two priority orders under the Defense Production Act for infant formula from Reckitt and Abbott Nutrition. Authorizations under the law will help companies to receive the raw materials needed for the production of infant formula more quickly.

CNN Article