Administration Uses a War Powers Act to Speed Up Production of Baby Formula

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Biden on Wednesday invoked the Defense Production Act to speed production of infant formula and authorized flights to import supply from overseas, as he faces mounting political pressure over a domestic shortage caused by the safety-related closure of the country's largest formula manufacturing plant.

According to reports out of Washington, supplies of baby formula across the country have been severely curtailed in recent weeks after a February recall by Abbott Nutrition exacerbated ongoing supply chain disruptions among formula makers, leaving fewer options on store shelves and increasingly anxious parents struggling to find nutrition for their children.

In a letter Wednesday to the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture, Biden directed the agencies to work with the Pentagon to identify overseas supply of formula that meets U.S. standards over the next week, so that chartered Defense Department flights can swiftly fly it to the U.S.

The Defense Production Act order requires suppliers of formula manufacturers to fulfill orders from those companies before other customers, in an effort to eliminate production bottlenecks. Biden is also authorizing the Defense Department to use commercial aircraft to fly formula supplies that meet federal standards from overseas to the U.S., in what the White House is calling “Operation Fly Formula.”

After getting the FDA’s OK, Abbott said it will take eight to ten weeks before new products begin arriving in stores. The company didn’t set a timeline to restart manufacturing.

No word yet on when supplies of baby formula will return to normal across the country.  



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What a shocker! Maybe if the current administration wasn’t so obsessed with advancing their far left agenda, then they would be more aware of the very real and very serious problems we’re facing ;)

Van, Thu, 05/19/2022 - 04:52

As a 79 yr old I'm worried about my retirement IRA completely wiped out.  

Van, Thu, 05/19/2022 - 04:54

If anyone still votes for the democrats has lost all sense of reality.

As usual too little too late. Biden going to step in and save the day, despite his administration knowing about the baby formula shortage for months!

CapnK, Thu, 05/19/2022 - 15:50

Kinda weird stuff just keeps blowing up in the demoncrats faces as they keep trying to undermine the American people. 

Then dumocrats step in and act like here i come to save the day!!

Almost like they are trying to recover before the mid-terms.

Oh and by the way CHINA VIRUS is making a big come back for the mid-terms so they can pile up those so called mail in votes.

Hmmmm, Thu, 05/19/2022 - 18:02

Maybe if they call enough people racist things will turn around for them….

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