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First shipments of baby formula flying in from Europe this weekend: Biden

Biden this week said he was invoking the Defense Production Act to increase supplies.

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US President Joe Biden. Photo: Reuters

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The first shipments of infant formula from Europe to address a critical shortage in the United States should begin arriving this weekend, President Joe Biden said on Friday amid criticism of his administration's handling of the issue.

Biden said on Twitter the initial military cargo plane flights under "Operation Fly Formula" meant that "up to 1.5 million bottles of safe Nestlé infant formula will be coming to U.S. shelves as soon as possible."

A Feb. 17 recall by top baby formula maker Abbott Laboratories during an investigation by the Food and Drug Administration has created one of the most urgent

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First Published: May 21 2022 | 10:25 AM IST

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