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Formula shipment arrives in Houston from overseas, enough for 1.5 million bottles

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A cargo plane from Germany landed Sunday morning at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas., carrying more than 150,000 pounds of formula, according to a local report.

The shipment, part of President Biden’s “Operation Fly Formula” to address the formula shortage, landed just before 7 a.m. with 10,500 cases of formula – enough formula for 1 .5 million bottles, KHOU-TV reported.

The cases will be transported to the Nestlé distribution center in Fort Worth, which will distribute the formula to retailers across the United States.

Global companies that make infant formula are importing products into the United States after the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) relaxed its import policy to address the issue.

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Last week, the Biden administration said it would facilitate the shipment of more than 44,000 pounds, or about 548,000 eight-ounce bottle equivalents, of Nestlé Alfamino and Alfamino Junior specialty infant formula from Switzerland to Louisville. , Kentucky.

A can of toddler nutrition drink is displayed on a shelf at a grocery store Friday, June 17, 2022, in Surfside, Fla.
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Earlier this month, the FDA said about 1.3 million boxes of Gerber Good Start Gentle infant formula would be imported from Mexico into the United States.

That shipment of nearly 33 million full-size 8-ounce bottles – or 2.2 million pounds – is expected to be available from Nestlé on the Gerber website and at major retailers from July through October.

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As of June 19, the White House said “Operation Fly Formula” flights had imported nearly 13 million eight-bottle equivalents of infant formula.

FoxNews Julia Musto contributed to this report.