On Wednesday, the Biden administration announced that it is providing logistical support to import about 16 million 8-ounce baby formula bottles from Mexico starting this weekend.
The surprise move is intended to address the shortage of formula milk in the United States.
According to reports, the Department of Health and Human Services is now expediting the travel of trucks that will drive about 1 million pounds of Gerber Good Start Gentle infant formula from a Nestlé plant to U.S. retailers.
It was observed that the White House has been working to make supplies more available. It has faced pressure from parents’ oversupply issues after regulators shuttered a Michigan plant run by Abbott, the largest domestic manufacturer of baby formula, in February over safety concerns.
On June 4, the plant reopened after the company committed to additional sanitizing and safety protocols but shuttered again more than a week ago after severe weather caused damage to the plant.
Moreover, it was learned that Wednesday’s announcement includes air shipments of 1.65 million 8-ounce bottle equivalents of Nestlé NAN Supremepro 2 infant formula from Germany to Texas this weekend and 5.5 million 8-ounce bottle equivalents of Bubs infant formula in two shipments on June 26 and July 5.