Third World Rationing: America Flies In Baby Formula, But Has No Plans To Put Them On Store Shelves

By Rachel Morris | Tuesday, 24 May 2022 05:15
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The first international delivery of baby formula has arrived in the United States as the White House endeavors to address the baby formula shortage crisis. Shortly after it landed, the White House admitted that the formula would NOT be on a shelf near you anytime soon as they control who gets it.

The first flight of “Operation Fly Formula” landed on Sunday in Indiana, and a few boxes were shipped immediately to certain hospitals. The FDA is testing the rest and then, will be distributed to places where the need is greatest, a vague qualification with an arbitrary process. Hospitals, clinics, and some pharmacies are on the list - meaning a child needs to be borderline malnourished before they can have access to it.

The 78,000 pounds of powdered baby formula is equivalent to up to 1.5 million 8-ounce bottles of three particular formulas: Alfamino Infant, Alfamino Junior, and Gerber Good Start Extensive HA, according to WRTV. Additional flights are expected to be announced in the coming days.

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National Economic Council Director Brian Deese said on Sunday that the flight has enough formula to fill 15% of the need for formula throughout the country.

The plane particularly landed in Indianapolis to use Nestle’s supply chain infrastructure to get the products across the states.

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“DOD will use its contracts with commercial air cargo lines, as it did to move materials during the early months of the COVID pandemic, to transport products from manufacturing facilities abroad that have met Food and Drug Administration (FDA) safety standards,” the White House said in a statement. “Bypassing regular air freighting routes will speed up the importation and distribution of formula and serve as an immediate support as manufacturers continue to ramp up production.”

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The Administration also announced on Wednesday that it is conjuring the Defense Production Act to force companies that provide necessary ingredients to formula manufacturers to serve them before other clients. “Directing firms to prioritize and allocate the production of key baby formula inputs will help increase production and speed up in supply chains,” the White House said.

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The new steps were the latest in a series of actions from Washington to restock store shelves after the FDA caused an effective formula plant to shutter earlier this year, triggering the shortage. Four children who had ingested formula from an Abbott facility in Sturgis, Michigan, were hospitalized with Cronobacter Sakazakii infections, and two have since died.

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In February, the FDA said it had found the bacteria while inspecting the facility and alerted parents against using some formulas produced there. The largest formula manufacturer in the U.S., Abbott then voluntarily recalled some of its products, and the Michigan plant has been quiet since.

The facility’s shutdown and existing pandemic-related supply chain woes caused formula availability to dwindle nationwide, worsening the situation in the last few weeks. The out-of-stock rate for formulas in the U.S. hit 43% in early May after surging in April, according to the most recent figures from analytics firm Datasembly.

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