- The White House announced on Wednesday “Operation Flight Formula” to address the national famine.
- The White House on Thursday said the first batch was sent from Switzerland to Indiana.
- Meanwhile, an emergency room doctor in Texas told Insider they treat babies fed diluted formula.
The first batch of baby food is imported from Switzerland to the United States as part of President Joe Biden’s “Operation Flight Formula” to address the ongoing national shortage.
The White House on Thursday announced A batch of Nestlé SA formularies were to be transported from Zurich, Switzerland to Plainfield, Indiana, by commercial aircraft contracted by the Department of Defense.
The statement said that hypoallergenic formulas for infants with milk allergies were given priority “because they serve a critical medical purpose and remain inadequate in the United States due to the Abbott Sturgis factory closure.”
Operation Fly Formula was announced Wednesday, allowing the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture to use military resources to buy baby food from overseas.
The operation is part of a series of measures the Biden administration has taken to address the baby food shortage as shelves remain empty. Parents in America scramble to find food for their babies.
Insider Anna Medaris A Texas emergency department reported Wednesday that by treating babies whose parents feed them homemade or diluted formula, they put the babies at risk for life-threatening seizures.