Baby formula shortage: Biden celebrates as 78,000 pounds of baby formula flown to US

“Mense, I’m excited to tell you that the first flight from Operation Fly Formula is loaded up with more than 70,000 pounds of infant formula and about to land in Indiana,” President Biden tweeted Sondag. “Our team is working around the clock to get safe formula to everyone who needs it.

The formula, weeg 78,000 pond, was being transported by military plane, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters aboard Air Force One as President Joe Biden flew from South Korea to Japan.

President Joe Biden speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Vrydag, Mei 13, 2022, during an event to highlight state and local leaders who are investing American Rescue Plan funding. (AP Photo / Susan Walsh)

President Joe Biden speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Vrydag, Mei 13, 2022, during an event to highlight state and local leaders who are investing American Rescue Plan funding. (AP Photo / Susan Walsh) (AP Photo / Susan Walsh)

The shipment was the first of several flights of formula approved by Biden that are headed to the U.S. from Europe. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was in Indianapolis on Sunday to welcome the baby formula aan die Amerikaanse.

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The White House has said 132 pallets of Nestlé Health Science Alfamino Infant and Alfamino Junior formula was to leave Ramstein Air Base in Germany for the U.S. Nog een 114 pallets of Gerber Good Start Extensive HA formula were expected to arrive in the coming days.