Five more formula flights to US scheduled this week
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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Monday that five additional flights carrying infant formula to the U.S. are scheduled this week.
In a release, the department said that the Biden administration's "Operation Fly Formula" – devised to address nationwide formula shortages – will have transported more than 61 million 8-ounce bottle equivalents of infant formula on 53 flights by July 24, 2022.
These next five flights are projected to import more than 6.8 million 8-ounce bottle equivalents of formula for babies.
A Tuesday flight will arrive from Singapore to Chicago O'Hare International Airport, carrying Reckitt Mead Johnson Enfamil infant formula powder.
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On Wednesday, a flight will arrive at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport from Switzerland with Nestlé Alfamino and Alfamino Jr. infant formula.