The shipment, part of President Biden‘s “Operation Fly Formula” operation to address the baby formula shortage, landed just before 7 soy. con 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 U.S.
Global companies that make baby formula are bringing products into the U.S. after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) relaxed its import policy to address the issue.
La semana pasada, the Biden administration said it would facilitate the shipment of more than 44,000 libras, or approximately 548,000 eight-ounce bottle equivalents, of Nestlé Alfamino and Alfamino Junior specialty infant formula from Switzerland to Louisville, Kentucky.
A principios de este mes, the FDA said that approximately 1.3 million cans of Gerber Good Start Gentle infant formula would be imported from Mexico to the U.S.
That shipment of nearly 33 million full-size, 8-ounce bottles – or 2.2 million pounds – is expected to be available from Nestlé on Gerber’s website and at key retailers starting in July and extending through October.
A junio 19, the White House said that “Operation Fly Formula” flights have imported nearly 13 million eight-bottle equivalents of baby formula.
Fox News‘ Julia Musto contributed to this report.