Emergency: Defense Dept. to fly 246 pallets of baby formula in from Switzerland as White House invokes Defense Production Act

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The White House reported today that the Department of Defense is responding to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s request for “Operation Fly Formula” to transport Nestlé S.A. formula from Zurich, Switzerland to Plainfield, Indiana.

The Defense Department is now looking for qualified commercial aircraft to complete the mission.

The Operation Fly Formula shipments will transport the equivalent of up to 1.5 million 8-ounce bottles of three formulas of Alfamino® Infant, Alfamino® Junior, and Gerber Good Start® Extensive HA brands. All are hypoallergenic formulas for children with cow’s milk protein allergy. These formulas have been prioritized because they serve a critical medical purpose and are in short supply in the United States because of the Abbott Sturgis plant closure, the White House said. These shipments will include approximately 246 pallets.

President Biden launched Operation Fly Formula to speed up the import of infant formula and start getting more formula to stores as soon as possible. Under Operation Fly Formula, USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services are authorized to use DOD-contracted commercial aircraft to pick up overseas infant formula that meets U.S. health and safety standards, so it can get to store shelves faster.

In addition, President Joe Biden directed his Administration to ensure there is enough safe infant formula for families, including invoking the Defense Production Act, entering into a consent agreement between the Food and Drug Administration to reopen Abbott Nutrition’s Sturgis facility, and issuing FDA guidance to allow major formula manufacturers to safely import formula that is not currently being produced for the U.S. market.

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  1. The lies are becoming so blatant. Could the trickery of government become more obvious? Baby formula? What a joke.

  2. They did a recall and shut down the Abbott Sturgis plant over the possibility that 4 babies got sick and one died.
    After 25,000 reported deaths and over 1 million adverse effects, I’m still waiting for them to recall the vaccine…🧐

    • It’s not an actual vaccine. CDC had to change the definition of “vaccine” for the “jab” to qualify.

  3. How did we grow without government formula ?

    I grew up with powder milk and milk!

    Really! Figure it out!

    Love your federal government yet?

    • NC, you weren’t raised on milk alone, else you would have been very iron deficient. This is seen at the 12 month check-up, presenting with microcytic hypochromic anemia. They are referred to as “milk babies.”

    • That’s what I keep wondering, too, Nc!
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      And hey, while we’re flying in all this formula for the diaper-wearers, can we fly OUT one particularly senile diaper-wearer? Address: 1600 Pennsylvania Blvd., Washington DC.

    • They are discouraging parents from doing that. They are saying it will cause nutrient deficiencies and electrolyte imbalance and dangerous stuff like that.

  4. Putin caused the baby formula crisis. At least the current president and his handlers believe that is the case.

  5. This is premix, not powder? Do the math – a pallet holds 12 cases high by 12 wide by 12 long… Divide by 50 states… And it might be enough formula to feed the infants of the U.S. that aren’t breast fed for about one week. Big P.R. “victory” for Sleepy Joe – and a big expensive fraud perpetrated on the people – almost as good as the vax as North pointed out. Even while Nestle is rolling in our $, we should thank them for stepping up to fill in for our incompetent govt.

    • Same as when they released oil from the strategic reserve. It amounted to 3 days worth of gasoline.

      Well done, Joey. Well done indeed. /sarc

  6. Shelves seem to be full for our neighbors to the north & south. The America’s are way closer than Switzerland, & Canada isn’t that far from Indiana. Makes me wonder what’s up & what’s in it for the Adminstration because we all know Washington does nothing for anyone that doesn’t benefit their own bank accounts.

    • I read recently that a fbi whistleblower claims the fbi and homeland security contacted the manufacturers of mattresses to pursue a project to hide data recorders in quilt tops. I don’t think the idea got legs but it makes me wonder.

  7. This baby formula concocted shortage ploy is MORE of the GOV’T taking over our food supply. This is SERIOUS!! The Evil-Doers are now attacking the health and safety of our innocent children! They will stop at nothing. The bright side is, yes, we will learn NOT to depend on gov’t and we will go back to breast feeding and making our own “formula”. Anybody remember Pablum?

  8. We ran out because the Biden admin shipped truckloads to the border. The moronic left wants you to think this info is fake news. Brandons handlers are destroying the USA, by August we will see 9.00 pr gal gasoline with Diesel at 12.00 in Anchorage with rationing.

  9. Trying to be the hero of the problem they created. We don’t need the federal government getting more involved. Look up how to make homemade formula with goat or cow milk. Search for milk donations from pumping moms, Human Milk 4 Human Babies.

  10. Can someone explain to me how the most advanced and powerful nation in the whole world runs out of a basic staple such as baby formula? I can believe that in a disadvantaged third world country, but in the US? We can’t even manage the production of food for babies, that we need to import it from another country? This sounds like a really bad joke.

    • I will try and explain what should be obvious to most Americans at this point. There is a deliberate coordinated effort to destroy the United States as a constitutional republic. The things that are occurring at break neck speed are a direct result of Biden’s policies and Trump warned us of these things prior to vacating (he never conceded) the Whitehouse. We are quickly approaching the point of massive food shortages and a complete economic collapse thanks to allowing communists to steal an election from the rightful president Donald J. Trump. The people of America are waking up and taking action but will they be able to root out all the corruption that exists at the local, state and national level? Maybe, maybe not. There is an operation in place to take down the corrupt system and it is called Devolution. A COG (continuity of government) Operation is in place to deal with the coming meltdown in the next 5 months. This operation is a last resort if the American 3 Branches of government break down and don’t do their constitutional duty under law to correct the injustices to the American people. You ca already see part of this with the John Durham trial against Hillary Clinton and her corrupt lawyers. Johns Durham’s investigations will lead right up to Biden and Obama. We are talking treason folks! A organized attempt to overthrow the American government and its people. If certain red lines are crossed, the military will take certain actions as necessary. We are currently in a war time posture due to foreign interference in our elections. Trump placed the USA in the hands of our military (by Executive Orders) because they are the only ones with the hardware and infrastructure to deal with this treasonous act against our once great nation. Believe it, don’t believe it, I really don’t care. I have done the research and know what is currently happening in our country, I just couldn’t tell you the time and date each phase will occur. Hang on tight folks and be prepared, things are going to get rough as we get to the fall months. Do Alaska a favor and vote for the only America First candidates running for office. Palin for Congress, Tshibaka for Senate and Kurka for Governor or we will get more of the same establishment corrupt stupid decisions that are killing the country.

  11. It’s astonishing how nasty you commenters are with this issue. SD’s piece is a neutral report, yet your reaction is over-the-top, grievance against something you can’t understand. The hatred and hypocrisy you sleep with will kill you.

  12. The math here does not make sense CNN said today 32 pallets were being shipped with 1.6 million bottles. That would be 50k bottles per pallet don’t they do basic math

    • I believe they said the formula shipped can MAKE 1.5 million bottles. One standard size can of dry formula can make something like 45 bottles.

  13. And it is costing taxpayers $23,811 per hour to fly the baby formula in C-17s. How much does this add to the unit cost of baby formula?

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