MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Wed, 10 Aug 2022 14:39:36 +0000 Emergency shipment of baby formula arrives in US http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/56a2b02be984475989892cbe7a03fd8f A military plane carrying enough specialty infant formula for more than half a million baby bottles arrived Sunday in Indianapolis, the first of several flights expected from Europe aimed at relieving a nationwide formula shortage. (May 23) 56a2b02be984475989892cbe7a03fd8f Mon, 23 May 2022 05:39:28 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY: PART NO RE-SALE, RE-USE OR ARCHIVE; MUST CREDIT WRTV; NO ACCESS INDIANAPOLIS; NO USE BY US BROADCAST NETWORKSWRTV - NO RE-SALE, RE-USE OR ARCHIVE; MUST CREDIT WRTV; NO ACCESS INDIANAPOLIS; NO USE BY US BROADCAST NETWORKSIndianapolis, Indiana - 22 May 20221. U.S. Air Force cargo plane on the runway, shortly after arriving at Indianapolis International Airport2. SOUNDBITE (English) Tom Vilsack, U.S. Agriculture Secretary:"I just talked to a group of folks from the Department of Defense, the military folks who were responsible for getting this plane from Germany here today. I'll tell you they are really proud. They're proud to be in the service of the United States military, but they are particularly proud today because they understand and appreciate what this shipment means. It is a large shipment of very specific and specialized formula. Formula for moms and dads who have children, who have allergies, where the regular formula just simply will not work. Now, this shipment is going to, essentially, get off this cargo plane, then the Federal Express folks are going to take it from there, and they're going to deliver it to a distribution center that the Nestle Gerber folks have here in Indiana. And then it's going to go on trucks and it's going to be delivered in hospitals and home health care clinics all across the country."3. SOUNDBITE (English) Tom Vilsack, U.S. Agriculture Secretary:"I'm told that this shipment provides enough formula to take care of 9,000 babies and 18,000 toddlers for a week."4. SOUNDBITE (English) Tom Vilsack, U.S. Agriculture Secretary:"This is an important step, but it is by no means the only step that must take place. We will continue to work, as the president has instructed us, to look for every opportunity to increase supply."US NETWORK POOLIndianapolis, Indiana - 22 May 20225. Various of specialty infant formula aboard U.S. Air Force cargo plane offloaded at Indianapolis International Airport, brought to Fedex trucksSTORYLINE:A military plane carrying enough specialty infant formula for more than half a million baby bottles arrived Sunday in Indianapolis, the first of several flights expected from Europe aimed at relieving a shortage that has sent parents scrambling to find enough to feed their children.President Joe Biden authorized the use of Air Force planes for the effort, dubbed “Operation Fly Formula,” because no commercial flights were available.The formula weighed 78,000 pounds (35,380 kilograms), White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters aboard Air Force One as Biden flew from South Korea to Japan. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was in Indianapolis to greet the arrival of the first shipment.The flights are intended to provide “some incremental relief in the coming days” as the government works on a more lasting response to the shortage, Brian Deese, director of the White House National Economic Council, said Sunday.Deese told CNN’s “State of the Union” that Sunday’s flight brought 15% of the specialty medical grade formula needed in the U.S., and because of various actions by the government, people should see “more formula in stores starting as early as this week.”Longer term, he said, the U.S. needs more formula providers “so that no individual company has this much control over supply chains.”Later Sunday, the White House announced the first two Defense Production Act authorizations for infant formula, both coming from the Department of Health and Human Services.The manufacturer Abbott Nutrition can now receive priority orders of raw materials like sugar and corn syrup for infant formula, which the White House said will allow the manufacturer to increase production quickly by one-third. Reckitt, owner of Mead-Johnson, can now receive priority orders of consumables like filters and other single-use products necessary to generate certain oils needed to produce infant formula, the White House said, which will allow Reckitt facilities to operate at maximum capacity.The Biden administration has struggled to address the nationwide shortage of formula, particularly hypoallergenic varieties. 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A military plane carrying enough specialty infant formula for more than half a million baby bottles arrived Sunday in Indianapolis, the first of several flights expected from Europe aimed at relieving a nationwide formula shortage. (May 23) Emergency shipment of baby formula arrives in US