Baby formula shipment arrives from overseas in Houston, enough for 1.5M bottles

The shipment, part of President 拜登s “Operation Fly Formula operation to address the baby formula shortage, landed just before 7 上午. 与 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. 美国之后. 食品和药物管理局 (美国食品药品管理局) relaxed its import policy to address the issue.

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上个星期, the Biden administration said it would facilitate the shipment of more than 44,000 磅, or approximately 548,000 eight-ounce bottle equivalents, of Nestlé Alfamino and Alfamino Junior specialty infant formula from Switzerland to Louisville, 肯塔基州.

A can of Toddler Nutritional Drink is shown on a shelf in a grocery store Friday, 六月 17, 2022, in Surfside, 弗拉.

A can of Toddler Nutritional Drink is shown on a shelf in a grocery store Friday, 六月 17, 2022, in Surfside, 弗拉. (美联社照片/威尔弗雷多李)

本月初, 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.

截至 6 月 19, the White House said thatOperation Fly Formulaflights have imported nearly 13 million eight-bottle equivalents of baby formula.

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