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White House says Delta will ship formula to UK from June 20


AFDA statement dds details

WASHINGTON, June 10 (Reuters)Delta Air Lines Inc. DAL.N will begin shipping 3.2 million bottles of Kendamil formula on June 20, the White House announced Friday as it announced the sixth overseas shipment of infant formula to help quell a shortage in the United States.

Delta will ship about 212,000 pounds of the British formula maker’s product from London to Boston and Detroit, where it will then proceed to retailers, the White House said in a statement.

Additionally, the United States Food and Drug Administration has declared that Abbott Laboratories ABT.N reportedly has 16.5 million bottles of its Similac infant formula ready to ship from Spain this month.

He did not say when the bottles would be shipped to the United States.but said the government was considering options to get the product to the United States “as soon as possible”.

The shipments are the latest in a series of Operation Fly Formula thefts aimed at restocking US shelves after Abbott, a major US infant formula supplier, saw a key Michigan factory close earlier this year and recalled its product. .

US President Joe Biden said this week that nearly 10 million bottles of safe infant formula will be brought into the country for sale nationwide over the next two weeks.

His administration also secures the overseas formula manufactured by Nestlé SA NESN.S and Bubs Australia BUB.AX.

The bay formula shortage comes as Biden grapples with high inflation, gun violence and other issues ahead of November’s congressional election.

FACTBOX-Global infant formula makers send products to restock US shelves

(Reporting by Susan Heavey in Washington; additional reporting by Manas Mishra in Bengaluru; Editing by Doina Chiacu and David Gregorio)

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