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Formula delivery arrives in Dallas as part of Operation “Fly Formula”

Relief landed in North Texas on Thursday for parents looking for baby formula.

Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra was on hand to welcome the shipment from Germany, which is enough to fill more than 1.5 million eight-ounce bottles.

The formula will be shipped nationwide as part of Operation Fly Formula.

This is the third shipment of infant formula to be shipped across the country with federal government assistance.

This lot will be sold online.

Further shipments will follow in the coming weeks, which will go to distribution chains.

A FedEx cargo arrival has probably never received so much attention at DFW airport.

The charter flight from Cologne, Germany landed on Thursday with valuable cargo.

The crew was greeted by local medical professionals and HHS Secretary Becerra.

The plane was carrying 110,000 pounds of Nestlé baby formula.

“That means about 1,600,000 eight-ounce bottles of nutrition for their kids, that’s what it is,” Becerra said.

The giant shipment of infant formula will go directly to Nestlé’s distribution warehouse in Fort Worth to be sold online.

“This is an online-only shipment due to our desire to get to market as quickly as possible to cover all 50 states, but WIC programs are the ones we are focusing on,” said Molly Fogarty , from Nestle.

WIC serves over 50% of babies in the United States

In Operation Fly Formula, HHS, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the General Services Administration, and the Department of Defense are teaming up to collect infant formula from other countries that meet health standards and security, so they can get to store shelves faster.

Many parents have been struggling to find formula for a few months now.

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Secretary Becerra said a long-term solution was in the works.

“The FDA is starting to work with domestic and foreign manufacturers to make sure we have a consistent supply,” he explained.

Another large shipment of infant formula from another manufacturer also arrived in DC on Thursday.

Doctors know that babies can also be picky about the type of formula they take.

A pediatrician from Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth has some tips for parents.

“Access to formula is extremely important to ensure that all babies get the nutrients they need to grow and thrive,” said Dr Jason Terk. “Families, if you have any concerns or questions about the formula or changing the formula, please reach out to pediatricians like me. We’re here to help.”

Secretary Becerra suggests people check directly with Nestlé or go to the Health and Social Services website for more information.