President Biden announces the fourth mission of the Operation Fly formula

The Biden administration will facilitate air shipment of approximately 4.6 million 8-ounce bottle equivalents of Bubs Australia infant formula. Additional deliveries will follow.

Today, President Biden announces that his administration is providing two flights, facilitated by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), for Operation Fly Formula to transport Bubs Australia infant formula from Melbourne, Australia, Pennsylvania and California on June 9 and June 11 respectively. This delivery will include 380,000 pounds of Bubs Australia infant formula, or approximately 4.6 million 8-ounce bottles. Further deliveries of Bubs Australia infant formula will be announced in the coming days.

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that the agency was exercising its discretion so that Bubs Australia could export infant formula. As part of this increased flexibility, Bubs Australia plans to export enough powdered formula to the United States to produce 27.5 million 8-ounce bottle equivalents of several varieties of its infant formula, including Bubs Organic Infant Formula S1, Bubs Organic Follow On Formula S2, Bubs Supreme Infant Formula, Supreme Follow On Formula, Bubs S1 Goat Milk Infant Formula and Bubs S2 Goat Milk Follow On Formula.

President Biden launched Operation Fly Formula to expedite the importation of infant formula and start getting more formula to stores as soon as possible. Under Operation Fly Formula, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are authorized to operate commercial aircraft under contract with the Department of Defense (DOD ) to pick up overseas infant formula that meets U.S. health and safety standards. standards, so it can get to store shelves faster. Earlier today, the President announced a third Operation Fly Formula mission to airship approximately 3.7 million 8-ounce equivalents of Kendamil infant formula,

In addition, the Biden administration has taken a number of other important steps to ensure there is enough safe infant formula for families, including invoking the Defense Production Act, entering into a consent agreement between the FDA to reopen Abbott Nutrition’s facility in Sturgis and issuing guidelines to the FDA so that major formula manufacturers can safely import formulas that are not currently produced for the US market.

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