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US Gets First 70,000 Pounds of Baby Formula to Ease Shortage

  • Military plane touches down in Indianapolis after Biden order
  • White House says product to be in stores as early as this week
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70,000 Pounds of Baby Formula Arrives in US
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A planeload of more than 70,000 pounds (32 metric tons) of baby formula arrived in the US, starting an emergency program to alleviate a national shortage that has left some parents scrounging to feed their children.

More formula will start arriving in stores “as early as this week,” Brian Deese, President Joe Biden’s top economic adviser in the White House, said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” The plane that landed in Indianapolis on Sunday will address “15% of the overall national volume that we need,” he said.