Wednesday, 01 June 2022 10:30

Formula crisis

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: Emergency supplies of infant formula are being flown into the US but the crisis is far from over.

A military plane carrying enough to fill half a million baby bottles arrived in the US last week, but its contents were rushed to health system outlets to feed babies with specific allergies.

The 35 tonnes of formula, shipped from Switzerland via Germany, arrived in Indianapolis.

The cargo was a specialty hypoallergenic formula to be distributed through channels such as hospitals, doctors' offices and pharmacies for babies intolerant of the protein in cows' milk.

Parents across the US have been scrambling to find infant formula after supply chain disruptions and a product recalls saw supermarket shelves stripped bare of the product.

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