Formula arrives at Logan Airport from London to tackle current shortage
A large shipment of infant formula arrived at Boston Logan International Airport on Monday, according to Delta Airlines.
The continued shortage of infant formula in the United States has parents wondering where their child’s next meal will come from. In order to combat the shortage, President Joe Biden announced the sixth Operation Fly Formula mission to the United States.
About 3.2 million 8-ounce bottle equivalents, or 212,000 pounds, of the formula will be delivered from London Heathrow to Logan and Detroit Metro Airport between June 20 and June 24 on multiple flights.
WBZ reported that the first flight landed in Logan just before noon on Monday.
The formula transported will be the Kendamil Organic and Classic formula according to the White House press release.
“The Biden administration has taken a number of other important steps to ensure there is enough safe infant formula for families, including invoking the Defense Production Act, reaching a consent between the FDA to reopen Abbott Nutrition’s facility in Sturgis and issuing FDA guidance so that major formula manufacturers can safely import formulas that are not currently produced for the U.S. market,” reads -on in the release.
Delta also released a statement on the transaction.
“Providing formula to those who need it most through Operation Fly Formula is a way of living a deeply rooted core value at Delta: a commitment to serving the health and well-being of our communities.” , said Rob Walpole, Vice President of Delta Cargo.
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