(CNN) – There is now a better idea of when more baby formula will appear in stores, as Abbott says it will reopen the factory amid a nationwide recall on June 4.
Supplies should start hitting store shelves about two weeks later.
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Meanwhile, the second flight of the Biden administration’s “Operation Fly Formula” lands today.
“It was heartbreaking because her face turned blue and she was so limp in my arms,” grandmother Jessica Reyes said.
This woman says her three-month-old granddaughter had a life-threatening allergic reaction to a new type of formula.
The girl’s mother says she had switched brands due to the shortage.
To help these families, the second round of “Operation Fly Formula” arrives today.
“About one million, the equivalent of one million eight-ounce containers, will end up on store shelves two weeks earlier than they otherwise would,” said Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture.
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Britain’s Kendal Nutricare now has FDA clearance to send an additional two million cans in June, and the Department for Transport is easing regulations for truckers contributing to the shortage.
Meanwhile, Abbott says it will reopen the plant at the center of a nationwide recall on June 4.
“We’re going to start seeing hopefully more supply in the next two weeks, and over the course of several weeks we should see a decrease in the huge stress that people are feeling,” said Secretary Tom Vilsack. to Agriculture.
The Senate is set to vote soon on a $28 million house bill.
It’s to help the FDA combat the crisis, but some Republicans say they doubt the measure will do much good.
Over in the house today, May 25, formula makers will appear before a subcommittee.
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