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Military plane with 78K pounds of baby formula lands in Indiana

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A military plane carrying 78,000 pounds of specialty infant formula landed Sunday in Indiana as part of President Biden’s scramble to shore up a nationwide shortage.

The shipment is part of “Operation Fly Formula,” which will swiftly import formula while Mr. Biden invokes the Defense Production Act (DPA) to spur domestic production.

Parents have been scrambling to find enough supplies to feed their infants after inspectors shut down a formula plant over safety concerns earlier this year.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said the shipment that arrived in Indianapolis is enough for more than half a million bottles of formula.

“This formula was manufactured in an FDA-approved facility and will be inspected on arrival like all food imports,” she told reporters on Air Force One en route to Japan with Mr. Biden. “Typically, the process to transport this product from Europe to [the] U.S. would take two weeks. Thanks

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